I have finally begun a new project! I have had this in my stash for quite some time now.
I'm talking about Simplicity 2599
, view D I have read great reviews on Pattern Review
and seen some beautiful versions with satin and sheer materials. I thought before I go all out I would make a full mock up out of some pretty light pink shirting I got from Fabric.com
for $1.98. I've decided I am not a muslin girl. I'd rather make something that I might possibly be able to wear or I feel like I'm just spinning my wheels.
The last few times I have made clothing I have had it come out a tad big. I did my measurements and sure enough I am shrinking. I've never mentioned but I have been doing Weight Watchers
and have lost about 9 pounds which translated to an inch in the bust and an inch in the waist gone. Hooray! So this project I will be making a size 20.
Despite my weight loss success, my waist line has not miraculously moved south and created a perfect hour glass shape, so I started with a paper pattern try-on and found of course I need a waist adjustment.
I drew on where my natural waistline is and as you can see it is about 1.5 inches above the waistline on the pattern. I folded the waistline mark to meet my mark and taped it all together.
This made for a slight disconnect in the pattern lines, so I got out the handy-dandy French Curve and redrew my side cut marks.
No much of a difference, but I am glad I drew the line just to be sure. So remember, I took 1.5 inches out of the middle. I don't have the desire to bare my midriff, so I tacked on 1.5 inches on the bottom.
I used Swedish tracing paper as the pattern extender and measured out 1.5 inches and connected the dashes.
So the shirt is cut out and just waiting for some attention. I hope to get it finished this week.
I also bought this pattern
, Vogue 1241 on the suggestion and a sewing project form a friend.
We have sewn a dress together in the past and it is always fun, and convenient to have an extra set of hands and opinion around when doing a project. We were both refugees of the horrible closing of Sew Crafty
, but continue to learn to sew on our own. The picture is a bit hard to tell how cute it is, but the line drawing is nice. I think it may make a nice Little Black Dress project for me. Be watching for it in the future.