Since I already have a bodice pattern that fits well in the shoulders, I will use that in conjunction with this pattern. Let me know if you want to see how I do that and I'll post about it. It save me from sewing a muslin to check for fit.
*What else I've been doing*
Last weekend, I looked for a very simple pants pattern in the Burda magazine and I chose #118 from the April 2009 issue. I sewed a size 44 in muslin to check fit. It was darn close. I took it in along the side seams and it looked worse. Hmmmm, why, oh why?
I pulled out my copy of Pants For Any Body by Pati Palmer. I had wrinkles pointing to the crotch and decided not to show that lovely image. But I figured out I needed to add more to the inseam. So, I sewed another muslin in a size 42, with extra added to the inseam. I also added a full inch to accomodate my longer torso (imagine a horizontal line across the hips).
Voila! Now I know what fitting adjustments I need to sew BWOF pants! Is that happy news or what?!But before I could do anything with that revelation, I stumbled across J.Stern's blog. If you click on her website www.jsterndesigns.com, go to the bottom right and click on her blog. There you will find the most wonderful posts that teach all the nitty gritty details on sewing her jeans pattern. I especially like the post on fitting. So- even though my verision will NOT look like the picture, I am sure I can have fun with this pattern. So yep. that arrived in the mail yesterday.
My sewing time is very limited right now. The condo in on the market. I have left my sewing nook set up- it looks pretty cute. But the realtor advised me to remove all the "clutter", which means the foot pedal and cord are packed away, all the notions are packed away. ...sigh.... Even my cutting /pressing station is packed away! I cannot describe how frustrating it is to be without my sewing on weeknights.
Well, this too shall pass..... Dear Husband has already assured me that I can sew as much as I like this weekend.
I wonder if he needs me to get in a better mood?! Ha ha.
It's nice to have him on my side. I think he likes me.
Have yerself some Happy Sewing!!
Make a mess and leave it out (and think of me, lol)
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