I have just finished the first very roughly done muslin for Vogue 2237. It's a Badgley Mischka Vogue American Designer evening pattern from 2001. It's rated Average so I thought I could tackle it.
I only made the dress and foundation (not the lining for the dress nor the lining for the foundation) because I just wanted to tweak the fit. Since it's supposed to be very close fitting at the bust, I cut a size 16 for the bust and size 14 for the rest of the body. It turned out that size 14 would have been fine for my bust as well. I also did my usual short waist adjustment. The boning was quickly done and the zipper (it red because that's all I have in my stash right now) was crudely installed. Here is how it looked on me:
(A side note: The sheet is a 100% cotton white sheet with pale blue polka dots on it - I thought it would have made a lovely non-lace, non-satin type wedding dress material too!)
I think it's okay in terms of the fit. I'm not sure about that fish tail train that's dragging on the floor. I almost tripped and fell many times while taking these pictures because I stepped back onto the train. Yes I'm a hazard to myself! And too much of my already broad back was showing to make it more broad and meaty. Perhaps some straps would be good? Otherwise, I think the shape from the bust to the bottom looked fine. What do you think?
Alright, I'm going to have to choose the next sewing pattern for muslin-ing! I only have 2 more sheets left so I have to be choosy. Which one do you think I should do next?