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Tia Day Dress- in progress

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The muslin of my bodice.

Created in this Craftsy class

Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress taught by Laura Nash

Master vintage sewing techniques and design details as you create a classic dress that's customized to complement your figure.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Plus-sized, Women
Style Whimsical, Retro / Vintage, Cute
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What materials did you use? Cotton

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Notes on my muslin- I decided to seam the midriff piece because I can't get that point in the middle right to save my life otherwise. I did the DD cup FBA on it. I'm actually a G cup, but in terms of sewing, I don't really have to make adjustments past a DD. Anyway, while the slashing and spreading was necessary, I don't think I needed to make the extensions. I essentially ended up trimming those parts off because they made my boobs look both pointy and poofy at the apexes,

11/30/2013 Flag

Your muslin looks good and I'm so glad to hear that the bust adjustment went well. I'll need to do one (a rather large one to an H cup) and was wondering how it would come out with this particular design. I was really scared about coverage on the bust part, but from the looks of your muslin, I don't think coverage will be an issue for me. Thanks for posting and letting us see your FBA with this pattern. Now, I'm really inspired to do my own FBA and get this dress sewn by Xmas!

11/30/2013 Flag

Your muslin looks great, and the seam down the center sets everything straight. Way to problem solve all the way around!

12/01/2013 Flag

i've been fighting with my FBA and i'm a G also. so, if i'm reading this correctly, you did the DD slash and spread on the side pieces, but not the extension, and the corresponding spread on the center piece to match the new side piece. Is that correct?

04/15/2014 Flag

Mary you can go to Laura's site for her help with the FBA COPY The pattern fits up to 45" bust/38" waist (find the size chart here: and I do teach how to do an FBA in class, if that helps, but I will grade this pattern up if there are enough requests. On my site I have rated this pattern is an intermediate, but with the class, this pattern should be a success for everyone except the total novice.

11/30/2013 Flag

Scheri, I just followed the FBA tutorial from the class. It worked out well, but I felt like the extension part was unnecessary, or for me it was, anyway. Like the slashing and spreading was fine, but the bits the video instructed to extend ended just making poofiness that I ended up altering out on my muslin. I'm happy with my muslin's fit now, and I rather like this bodice pattern. I can see myself using it in the future, attaching it to different skirt patterns.

12/03/2013 Flag

FBA's scare me. I'm so glad you made it work so well.

12/03/2013 Flag

FBA's,, just like any fitting adjustment is just a place to start. may or may not need to be customized, so great job, Scary!

12/22/2013 Flag