Monday, 5 January 2009

Short term plans

I am thinking about my sewing goals for this year, as I am enjoying reading everyone elses, but like Josieloves2sew
I am waiting until my bloggiversary.
In the short term, I have a lot of plans, but life in the school holidays whilst I am still working a bit is a little unpredictable. Today, I virtuously made shorts from old jeans for children, did some mending (see my halo) then felt no guilt at all at spending the rest of the day working on Simplicity 3877 for me, despite it gobbling up 6 metres of fabric.
Photo from Simplicity patterns
This pattern has been reviewed 14 times on pattern review, and I have read them all. My favourite thing so far is the multiple bodice pieces for different cup sizes. The bliss of not doing a FBA is still making me happy. I made a toile of the bodice, in a 10, which is a size smaller than I would usually choose, thanks to the heads up from the reviews, and it was not too bad at all. So far I have taken about 1cm from the back neck, raised the centre front cross over about a cm, and made a slight square shoulder adjustment, and cut a size bigger for the cap sleeve. This may sound like a lot of fiddling, but it seemed very quick and easy for some reason. Famous last words no doubt! I have made up the bodice in my real fabric, self lined, and attached the ties, and will wrestle with the gored skirt on Thursday. I am off to Brisbane for the next few days, and may visit a fabric shop or two.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Looking forward to seeing your dress finished.
I would love t hear which fabric shops you visit in Brisbane. I mainly go to the west side so it is Sckafs at Indooroopilly, Fabric Barn at Sumner park and Gardams if I am up town. Where else have you found?