I love being able to reference my blog for info on patterns/projects so I will definitely be 'journaling' the journey here!
I'll just post my
I had a package arrive and one of my fabrics was not as I expected. So I literally spent about 3 hours on Friday trying to come up with new plans and (nearly) returning to my original plan with some tweaks.
Then I made a top Friday night that looks 3 sizes too big (I've made it before).
So I changed courses a bit AGAIN.
Then I got up today (Saturday) and began putting together my Style Arc Madeleine. Horrific PDF experience. I have used their pdf's recently for the Sandra jeans and it wasn't this bad. I just packed the whole thing up and tossed it. I've requested a new PDF if/when they correct things.
(Just to note; I've assembled many PDF's. It's scaled correctly, I trimmed each page individually, the dang thing just DOES NOT line up.)
There was NO way to get this thing lined up!
So I moved on to making a muslin of my dress bodice (M6696). It fits at the neckline, is 1.5" too small at the bust and 3" too small at the waist. Annoyed, I moved on to "easier" tasks...
I almost cut my (KNIT!) fabric on the cross grain and as I realized I was removing the selvage, corrected it. That top is stitched and needs finishing.
Then I cut out my pants and did some of the minor work on those (interfacing pieces, prepping pockets, etc).
And now I'm doing anything BUT going in my sewing room. NOT the way I intended on starting off! Wah!
So I shut down on Saturday and woke up Sunday RENEWED! :)
But I was still disheartened by the M6696 being so off from my "normal" sizing. And realizing I didn't really know how to fix it! And seeing so many awesome versions of it! WAH!!!!!
The front has 2 darts (bust and waist), but since it has cup sizing, the neck, shoulders, back were perfect. I was already using the D-cup pattern piece and feared doing an FBA would just equal massive, ridiculous dart...I've walked away from it for now and hope to revisit it soon, but maybe not for the contest. M7121 is cute but I don't love it. I fell for the stripes and "OMG-racerback!" but I know I hate A-line skirts on me.
So I'll probably end up sewing like 12 things and putting together my wardrobe from there...subbing in a "previously made/rtw item" if needed.
The latest (and hopefully fairly finalized) plan:
The dress is sewn but needs lining and hems (Lately I've been getting so-so ITY). I have a dress that I made 2 years ago from a FANTASTIC ITY but what I've been getting lately seems much more appropriate for tops but not dresses. :sadface:
The first 3 tops are sewn but needs hems/other finishing (and I actually pressed and pinned the hems on NL6110 this morning).
(muslined here, nearly a year ago!)
The color on this is SO vibrant! I don't know what kind of fabric it is; well...it's obviously polyester...but it's not chiffon, it's not charmeuse, I've never touched georgette so maybe it's that? Or peachskin?? Don't know...It wasn't as 'mean' to me as some other poly, floaty fabrics have been.
I'm "losing" this weekend to traveling and will be sewing a jacket for my daughter this week and hemming/finishing my tops.
Hope to sew my trousers next week when I get back and then start my jeans (I desperately need another pair of jeans!)