In preparation for the Colette Sew-Along* that my sister and I are planning, I made a muslin of the Meringue skirt. I started with size 12, shortened by 2″ so it would hit above the knee (apparently I have short thighs, because it would have ended up way below my knees). At first try, I didn’t like how high it was sitting, so I let each dart out by a half inch, adding 2″ to the waist, and letting it drop down a bit.
I suppose I could have just started with a size 14, but I am actually happy with the shallower darts. My waist is thick in relation to my hips, so the lesser decrease at the waist follows my contours better.
I’m really happy that I took the time to make a muslin. As soon as sister gets back from Fiji (lucky!) I’ll encourage her to do the same.
Now, which fabric should I use for the actual skirt? The dark grey linen? Or the mustard print?
*We plan to make all five garments from Sarai Mitnick’s book.