Starlet Suit, a class by Gretchen at Craftsy. Because I bought a lot of fairly expensive wool to make myself 2 suits, I'm making a muslin/toile as a test. And the first fitting is done & it's too big. If you look at the attached photos you will see that basically a size 12 is just too big. With any luck that means that my issue in the previous post about the princess seam not looking quite right is just part of the size 12 issue. So my next task is to take apart all the muslin pieces (all sewed at the longest stitch to save thread and to make them easier to un-sew), then re-cut all 6 pieces to a size 10 and try try again. Or should I say toile toile again?
The first photo shows the back, which definitely looks a little bit too big at the shoulder, and then way too big under the arms. The second is the side seam, which definitely does not look the way it should. On the right, you'll see how baggy it is at the waist. Part of this is the FB issue, but I'm hoping that a smaller size & the princess seams will help. Otherwise I may need a narrow belt.
The last photo looks pretty good, really, you can see that the lapels are cut just right & will fold back naturally.