Friday 20 January 2012

Sew Colette : Meringue Muslin

I thought I would use a up a sheet for my muslin and also make a real effort so it would become a wearable muslin. It's not to bad really, considering this is my worst type of thing to make due to make. I have a pot belly so my waist size is way bigger than my hips using the Colette sizing this would be waist size 14 to hips size 4, so a  little adjusting was needed. I did get a bit confused over pivot points etc but went for a free hand adjustment in the end.

I didn't have a zip let alone an invisible one, but I rip one from a skirt awaiting the quilting pile!

I'm quiet happy with the fit as it's supposed to be below the natural waist, so I was planning near my belly button which seems to work. I really like the waist band version but I was time conscious and didn't want to have to go through tutorials.

The hardest part was defiantly the scalloped hem. The joining bit between each scallop could be more precise.

I worked harder on the pleats tieing the ends off. I used more pins to keep everything in line. I should have used the iron more. And finally I plan to get a better zip.

As this is a wearable muslin I am planning to do just that! So I am not making up the skirt again in a hurry although I do have fabric waiting in the wings. This is mainly because I want to see if I like to wear it and how it wears throughout the day.

So how's the Colette Sew along going for you?


  1. Great skirt. Pot belly? Are you blind.. Where?.. And great legs. Xx

  2. It looks great. Will be lovely to wear on a nice Spring/Summer day.

  3. is super cute.. I love when a muslin gets to be a wearable muslin.. Love the fabric you chose..So pretty on you.
    I total agree with Rahel..."what pot belly?" Please!!!!! haha

  4. Now that skirt looks great and where have you been hiding those pins! Blimey If I had legs like yours I'd never where trousers again!
    Loove your T-bar shoes too, such a great colour!

    Thank you soo much for your lovely comments (again:)) I can honestly say find your blog and all your creations very inspiring! and I am certainly very glad to have met you too!xx

  5. Cute, it looks definitely wearable! The fabric is very pretty!

  6. So cute! Love your skirt :D
    And lovely blog too!

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  7. What a lovely skirt! I love the fabric you chose - and I think your scallops are fantastic!