My Weekly Chat and Welcome to New Followers
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 :)