Sometime in 2011 in this blog, I vowed to create a set of patterns or slopers that would fit me perfectly. I am pleased to report that I have made some progress. I purchased more books, videos, went to workshops with experts and practiced. Well, sorry to say that I have not mastered the process. You see, I'm lazy and always in a hurry to see the finished product that I tend not to want to make a muslin for everything. Of course when I don't make the muslin, the fit is less perfect. So as of today, my new pledge to myself and readers is that I will now add a 1" seam allowance to all seams that require some fit even after fitting adjustments. I'm finding that I need to do this for the granddaughters as well.
I now understand what Cynthia Guffey ment when in her workshop on fit she told us that many women stopped sewing garments when they got older and their figures changed; they started making quilts and purses. Yes I do understand, however I'm still determined to find a way to have less sewing drama and stress around the fit of garments.
Went a little crazy tonight and ordered $125. of fabric from the Fabric Mart's year end sale. Some for as little as $1. p/yd. Will let you know if I am pleased with my purchase. Guess I'm a little tired of Hancock Fabric, since it is the only game in town.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I made this for my younger granddaughter. Very easy, but check waist measurement against actual pattern pieces. I used a flocked taffeta with velvet as the contrast. I've made a few other things for the holidays and I'll post as soon as I can retrieve them.
Hope everyone's Christmas was blessed and memorable.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I was relatively disappointed in this pattern as the collar is really misleading and the fullness of the dress is really much less that the picture depicts. I eliminated the collar and redrafted the top.