August 24, 2010

The final pants muslin. Fashion fabric cleared for cutting.

One more muslin and a few more changes and I think I’m ready to start on my first real trousers not made from bedsheets! Here’s the […]
August 23, 2010

The second pants muslin – amazing what an eighth of an inch can do!

I finished the second muslin for my trousers yesterday – it was actually the FIRST muslin of Simplicity 2562, after having tried out Butterick 5221. I’ve […]
August 22, 2010

I really, really don’t want to do this… making my first pair of pants…

OK. This is the part of the fall wardrobe I’ve been dreading. Pants. I’ve tried making pants and shorts a few times and haven’t come up […]
August 20, 2010
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Finally finished! The fitted shirt (Butterick 5333)

Well, this seems almost like a let-down after all the muslins, but the fitted shirt from Butterick 5333 is finally complete! And I love it!! Putting […]
August 18, 2010

A better way to cut a full circle skirt

I spent a little too much time today trying to find something, ANYTHING, online that would support my extreme reluctance to cut a lining for my […]
August 16, 2010
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Part IV of a series of unflattering photos – in which we approach dart crazytown…

Note! This is the fourth post in a series that addresses the fitting of a fitted shirt with a side zip and a midriff band. To […]
August 15, 2010
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A series of unflattering photos part III – a game of whack-a-mole…

That’s right, I said it. Whack-a-mole. Still working away on Butterick 5333. I got the ease worked out in the midriff area (although I’m liking the […]
August 14, 2010
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Part II of a series of unflattering photos… or please, sir, may I have another muslin?

Muslin #2 for the fitted shirt (to go with the full circle skirt) is complete, and there’s at least another muslin or two left in this […]
August 13, 2010

Self-stitched-September! I’m in!

Ima gonna join up with folks doing the Self-Stitched-September challenge! Every day in September I’ll wear at least one item that I sewed, knitted or, because […]
August 12, 2010

What I’d be doing if I weren’t doing what I’m doing…

So. I am RELATIVELY focused on the fall wardrobe project. I’d like to finish it… I’d even like to finish it on time. And I’m puttering […]