Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sew Alongs and Muslins

I've been having a lack of luck lately with choosing of patterns and then follow through. I've mentioned making a muslin for the vintage shirtdress. Well, I did finally make a 3rd muslin, basically starting over with the original pieces, altering only the width of the waist. I had really distorted the raglan sleeves, and they were not working. The good news is that the fit is actually not that bad, just a smidge small. I've decided to put this particular project on hold, as the Weight Watcher point counting has begun again. I won't bore you with the details, but may periodically jump up and down if I'm successful in re-losing a bit of weight.

So then I decided to participate in the Cupcake Goddess' pencil skirt sew-along. Because I don't believe that you have to be super skinny to wear a pencil skirt. Well, *ahem* I still believe that, but you do need to choose the right pattern. Suffice it to say that I didn't, and after making the muslin for that particular disaster, that project is on hold too. (see reason above)

All righty then. What's next? Do you read Grosgrain? It seems like who doesn't looking at how many followers she has! She has chosen a really cute pattern for her next Frock by Friday project, I think it will work on my body as it is right this second, and won't look too huge if I do lose weight. I already have the fabric, too.
Stay tuned for that.

Finally, Gertie is planning a coat sew-along on her Blog for Better Sewing. I've wanted to make this coat for a long time, and she is so thorough with sewing details, I think it will be a great learning experience. I've made a coat before, but it was a child's coat, and I'm fairly certain that I didn't do any special tailoring. It's the cutest little girl coat ever, so I'll try to post a picture of it.

Have any of you ever done a sew along? I realize that there really isn't any accountability, but my creativity tank is a bit low, and I'm letting others do the work for me for a couple of months. The frock happens next week (I think), so I'll get to posting pictures of progress soon.

1 comment:

  1. I'm home and trying to catch up a bit on my blog reading. It sounds like you have been one busy lady!
    Any plans for coming up this way any time?
    We flew through Atlanta. I thought of you.



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