This week has been one where sewing was interrupted (something to sort out at work, and two doctor's appointment and other matters that needed attention).
So, I busied myself with working out my current style self - like many of you, I am in transition from one me to another me - we go through this transitions every few years. It seems from your comments that I am not the only one. I have found clothes I like and will attempt to translate these into me- mades later this year (or some of them, at least). I have one more post to go.
Over the last two days I have been trying to work out what trousers to make - the idea was that they would be for work, but I can probably get away with wearing another pair for the time being. This relieves me of immediate pressure, so I can enjoy the process of playing with trouser shapes to find the one best suited to this project. These are my muslins so far:
|pleat front pants, higher waist|
|straight leg pants, no waist darts, lower waist|
|tapered pants, two waist darts, higher waist|
I never make my muslins full length because I am only interested in fit around my torso. This way I do not use as much calico (or whatever fabric I am using ). I think it is such a waste of fabric - and it goes into the rubbish bin later. If I want a full length muslin I tend to use a cheap fabric that I can at least wear.
This week I will tell you all about these muslins, what works and what doesn't and what garments I will use them for. All three of them have potential, although maybe not for the original intent. That, though, is the point of a muslin - to work out both the fit and the suitability of cut for the garment you had in mind.
I'll also be showing you my Sure Fit muslin as well - a reader asked me about this system yesterday - and, even though it gets some bits right, some bits still are not right - for me, at least. Or that could have been my technique :)