Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Draping / Drafting CHLOÉ Tee

The wearable muslin is finished! And it is wearable indeed!
For my wearable muslin I used 3 Mossimo for Target tissue-weight t-shirts (size XXL), on sale.

Making the unwearable muslin:
At this point I made an “overall shape” mock-up by cutting and pinning (time after time) one of DH’s oversized white t-shirts. Eventually I arrived at the muslin pieces as shown in the slideshow. Next, I added a wedge to the upper front for the cowl-neck effect. Lastly, I freehanded the stitch lines to mimic as close as possible the original design. Then I transferred the muslin to paper and trued the topstitching lines so the back and front matched.
From there, I cut out the separate pattern pieces.

This slideshow illustrates the process:

Seams are first serged, then pressed tone side, then topstitched with a coverstitch machine (the parallel lines remain on the wrong side).
The lines that are only topstitched I first interfaced with 3/8” bias fine-knit fusible.
The neckline is faced and understitched.
Hem is folded under and topstitched.

These are photos of the WS and RS of the stitching

To do for the contest entry: I do have some tweaking to do, reposition some lines and rethink construction, but really, the style is so loose that I do not foresee any major changes. With other words, the fit was the easier part with this top. Now, I am impatiently waiting for my samples and then fabric to arrive!


Erica B. said...

What a cute knockoff! You nailed it!

Sigrid said...

Super. Great knock-off.

Adrienne said...

This is fab! Love it!

Dei said...

Too cute! Love the slide show.

Christina said...

Exactly like the original Chloe! Looks aweseome with the skinny pants. You have the best sense of style.

Tany said...

Outstanding job, exactly as the original!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Charms said...

The wearable muslin is so casual and best for outdoor wearing your fashion style top. Loose clothes for summer, aside from sleeveless is a choice of mine. juicy couture perfume