Well then. I'm still unburying myself from christmas work, but I snuck in the first wedding dress muslin this afternoon!
McCall 8635, an Alicyn design. Empire waist, front princess seams, back darts, gathered back skirt.
You know what the one bad thing about making a dress rather than buying one might be? If you want to try on a style, you have to put a few hours of work in first. ;-) On the bright side, there will be no big ugly "Say yes to the dress" clips wielded around here to hold a dress in place.
This afternoon I finally got a minute of peace so I put on a movie, cut open my bolt of muslin, and got to work....
Wait, you want to see it on me not on a hanger? ;-) You have to ignore the silly faces I'm making for that.
It looks OK, but the bodice fit is terrible. I can't raise my arms because the armhole begins so low on my chest. If I pinch out about an inch at the shoulders, the armhole settles into place and I can lift my arm.... I've got a ton more patterns to try, though, so I'll do those first before I perform major surgery on this one. But this is the general look I'm going for, so it was very nice to get to how it looks!