My first moulage didn’t fit as well as I had hoped, but that’s the point of the sewing lesson Fitting and Troubleshooting in Suzy Furrer’s sewing course Pattern Making Basics: Bodices. So I went back and made a second moulage, touching up issues such as the gaping armscyth and misaligned shoulders.
The front photo of my second moulage shows a better fit. For example, the shoulder seams actually sit properly on my shoulders and the shoulder points stop at the correct point. I also adjusted the neck by bringing it down a little and tightening it. Unfortunately it seems the neck is still a tad bit too high.
The side photo of my second moulage also shows that my positioned bust point is still a bit too high and needs to be lowered by about 1/4″-1/2″ of an inch.
There is also finally still a bit of rippling at the waist, which may mean that I need to smooth the moulage draft at the waist itself.
Curious about what a moulage looks like? Sort of like above… A finished moulage would have a cleaner appearance; the above moulage still has guide lines attached since I am still perfecting my personal moulage. Also know that my natural low hip is lower than the standard 8.5″, so I have marked my natural low hip and the standard placement for reference.