When inspired like this I want to continue and despite the heat I started working on the muslin. The main focus point of this design are of course the woven strips at the top, I think it’s difficult to do this right without using a layer to fix them during construction. For the final product I plan to use water soluble fabric (Avalon) for this. In the muslin I opted for a thin fabric that does not add bulk and which I will cut away later. It’s thin and fluid so I starched it. I traced the pattern piece on this “temporary” pattern piece with carbon tracing paper on both sides. In that way I can see the actual seam lines adding the strips of fabric and in construction.
For the weaving I used fabric strips of different width as in the inspiration piece.
When woven and pinned I turned the pattern piece on the carbon tracing paper again and marked it.
Then I cut away the extra length of the strips.
There is a little room between the strips but not a lot. On to the next part and sewing the muslin together. To be continued…..