A retro pattern with peplum and this red gabardine has such a soft hand it's a dream to cut and sew.
Not one to dilly dally I'm off and running Tuesday afternoon with sewing and fitting and fooling with this pattern until hopefully I got it right. I had to make so many adjustments and I'll know if they worked after I start to sew together this red gabardine. The muslin indicated the areas in which I needed to change: length on top 1 inch longer, back between shoulders 2 inches wider and waist one inch larger just to be sure as this fits tight. I can always adjust the side seams and darts for that fit too. It's also fully lined so after I sew together the gabardine I have to cut and sew together the red satin lining all over again BUT the upside is there are no facings to deal with. I need to see if the Russian shop has a 12" red zipper tomorrow one goes up the back on this pattern.