My blog is a fairly eclectic approach to my sewing problems as well as my sewing success stories. It also helps to quantify what I actually do make - and at the end of the month, although I feel like I have not achieved much except making trouser muslins, I have made a fleecy jacket, vest and a corduroy skirt.
My learning this week has been about trousers - I have always found the Big 4's patterns to be a bit big for me - but I am learning how to alter vital areas of the pant - the crotch. What I don't like is the time and energy invested in making muslins and then altering the pattern again, then doing another muslin. This can take hours, and I really don't have that sort of time. Nor do I enjoy it. So next week I am going to road test a Burda Petite pattern. I am a borderline petite, and I am wondering if the shape is nearer to my shape and if the fitting issues will be less.
|Burda 7058, Miss Petite|
And hopefully there will be something in my trouser experiences that can help you too:)
I have cut out another skirt for the 2013 Style the Stash Sew A Long - so I will be making that up as well.
Our Stash Buster is now nearing the end of it's first month - and I can't believe how much stash has been turned into gorgeous garments, crafts and furnishings. Do take a look at our Gallery:
I'll also be showing you how I sometimes use snoop shopping for inspiration about how to restyle my wardrobe.
Do have a good week everyone, wherever you are:)