|Muslin for B5685 Size 8|
After this, I may become a Butterick believer. I've never had a pattern fit this well practically right out of the envelope. All I did is shave about 1/2 inch off the front edges (cheating, I know, but it brought in the princess seams just where they needed to be without messing up anything else).
The sleeve cap, for once, doesn't have a ton of ease. In fact, it has just enough to make room for the very modest shoulder pads. I never did get that linebacker look -- I remember the '80s all too well.
Please, do try to ignore my hasty and sloppy seaming of the aforementioned sleeve seam -- this is just a muslin after all.
And look at how nicely that sleeve hangs. No weird wrinkles, no need to rotate the sleeve, no nothing. I think I'm in love.
I say that now, of course. Before I've cut into the good stuff. We'll see whether or not I have a change of heart after that.