I did one more muslin of Paco’s Drape Front Top, this time in a size medium. Much better. I can’t take a self portrait to save my life, but this gives you an idea.
The wrinkles on the torso and waist aren’t there when I’m not futzing with the camera. The only thing I think I need is a FBA. You can see there’s a little bit of a shelf right at the bust point. This is still good enough that I’ll hem it and finish the sleeves and wear it. But for the silk, I want it to be just a bit more perfect.
This is a great design. I’m tempted to do a blog post titled “Paco Peralta, the Anti-Twee-as-F*** Pattern Designer” (thank you for that, Tom & Lorenzo). But I think I’ll just call it “Paco Peralta, Patterns for Sophisticated Ladies” or something like that. But first, I gotta finish the silk version. More later…