Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Dealing with "The BLOB"

It's no accident that lately almost everything I sew is for someone under 7- turns out that since I had children, I hate my shape so much I almost never sew for myself. It's always easier to sew for someone else (less self critiquing!)

I'm working on changing that with a goal of one garment a month.

This month- I'm starting by taking Shannon Gifford's class on Pattern, "How to Make a Skirt Muslin" . I'll officially review the class when it's over on the Pattern Review board, but I can tell you already, it will be favorable.

Here's side by side pictures of a skirt pattern as originally cut by waist and hip measurements on the pattern, and after making muslin adjustments with Shannon's help.

Pretty cool, huh?

I'm already looking forward to altering this thing when it's done into something wondeful- maybe with that silk blend plaid from High Fashion that I've had in my stash for years...

Even though I've made muslins before- Shannon has a way of making it all come together beautifully. Although I have some adjustments to go-- I'm happy with my progress.