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Showing posts from September, 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