Harley helps.

Harley helps.
Harley, my hard-working sewing assistant.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


No finished projects yet, but some progress. (Frustrating, but still. Progress.)

Made muslins of:

V8771: Fits in the front, but the back is huge! It looks like a parachute. I don't know how to fix it. Darts? If I make it in a stretch fabric, maybe it'll magically hang right?

V8512: ARGH. I love the look of this, but muslin #1 is way too big on the top. Needs a second muslin, a size or two down.

V8819: Seems to fit, although it's a bit big on the bottom. That's OK, though -- it's really just to wear around the office as a stand-in for a jacket. So it's up next -- first in a solid black, and then, if all goes well, in a striped wool.

Realizing that I really need to learn how to fit things -- I can't just make a straight-out-of-the-envelope size 12 every time. (Yes, I know it's basic Sewing 101, but I was hoping.) We don't have sewing classes around here (unless you're into quilting), so I guess it's time to dive into my old sewing textbooks and figure it out.

The SO keeps asking, "What are you going to do with all those muslins?" I think what I'm going to do with all those muslins is dye them with stuff from the yard (pokeberries are finally coming in! woo!), tear them into strips, and make a rag rug. I haven't dyed anything so far this year -- looking forward to it.

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