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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Pamela's Pattern Muslin

This is my first Pamela's Pattern...I've seen cute things created with her patterns but never ventured into those uncharted territories until now.  I purchased the pattern, which is pretty darn cute, and set to putting it together.  Pamela is a fit expert and there are lots of fitting tips included!

I took my measurements just to be sure of sizing and was AMAZED that my high bust fit into the small category!  What?  I double checked and yes, indeed that was the case.

 I like this sizing method!  I haven't worn a small top for at least 2 decades!  

 Next, you compare your high bust and full bust.  If there is more than a three inch difference, you use a darted bodice.  I only had 2.5" difference, so I used the undarted bodice.  Undarted, is that a word?

Some of the other fitting details have you baste the skirt or peplum pieces and also the side seams.  Raising the waistline up or down and taking in the side seams makes a world of difference in how this top fits and looks.

This is my muslin.  I still feel like I need to play with the placement of the skirt.  I like the print of this fabric, but since it is large and rather spread out over the surface of the fabric, it wasn't the wisest choice:however, I am trying to use pieces from my stash, even as a muslin before I purchase more!
To glam it up a bit, I adhered Swarovski crystals to the center of the flowers on the upper right bodice.

This is a fun and fast project!  Fabric choice is paramount with this one and so is the fit!  I hope to make more of these and vary the neckline, peplum length, and sleeves.

Hope you try this one out!  I do think I'll try this with the darted bodice.  I just feel like there may be some pulling.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Very cute! Looks like a perfect fit and the fabric is adorable too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Pretty! I recognize that fabric! :) And I love it on you!

    I am so glad I ventured into the world of Pamela's patterns, I really have enjoyed what I made from it, even if I probably should have gone one size smaller (based on how much I ended up taking out of the garment in the fitting stage).

    I know it's a muslin, but you have to wear that all the time!!!

    1. Thanks Dina! I appreciate your kind words!

  3. Very cute top and the fit looks great. Pretty fabric too.

  4. Very cute top! I had the same thoughts on the sizing. I haven't been a small since I was born!