I want to start off this post by saying that when I was looking at the fitting pictures from the Crepe Sew-Along Flicker Pool, the ones that helped the most were those of people who were not anywhere close to model sized. So even though I’m not thrilled with my size in any of these, I’m doing it for the good of the fitting process.
Here’s the first muslin front view
Thank goodness I had a handy helper who did his darnedest to pin, even though he had no experience and no idea what he was doing. Plus, he had to listen to his girlfriend’s not super specific instructions (“See that floppy part along the bottom? Can you grab that? No, not that floppy part, the other one.) The fitting process would not have been done without him. Thanks Sweetheart!
Here I have drawn where my “breast point” (aka nipples) are because those darts are very high and I need to lower them. I’ve also pinched a bunch of excess fabric in the front around the armpit area. I’m also making note that the waist doesn’t actually make it to my waist, so I need to add length at the bottom.
Matt has pinched off a bunch of droopy stuff on the back.
Another side view of the lack of extending to stomach.