1) Nibbled to death by ducks
We've talked about #2 before, right? I don't fit anything out of the package.
I took my muslin to my ASG meeting on Saturday for constructive criticism. The ladies there told me I needed to give myself a bit more ease in my back/side princess seams, widen my shoulders by a good inch (!!) and drop the armscye a bit. (Glory be, it was too high - almost never happens).
Spent some time this afternoon making what are hopefully the last changes to my main pattern pieces.
A couple of pictures of my poor slashed, spread, taped and abused pattern for your amusement.
I'm hoping that the next muslin will be the last muslin - I am making it full length and will thread-trace the hems, and will also cut the collar to make sure it matches up and is in proportion to my figure. (If I'm making a custom garment and going to all this trouble, there's little point in not checking that sort of thing - I'm 5'2" so there might be adjustments. Might not. But there's only one way to tell!
Someone remind me to buy surgical tape. Regular tape doesn't iron... and I'm out of papertape.