Saturday, May 23, 2015

Let the Weekend Sewing Begin!

Thank God for a long weekend. I need to de-stress!  That means that with the exception of church and any errands I run afterward, I plan to be a hermit for three straight days.

So what's on the agenda? As usual, sewing and cleaning. I need to work on the next muslin for HP1133 and I want a quick project. The quick project was going to be a top, but on second thought ...

Anyhoo.  Here's the latest HP1133 muslin.  This is my second-ever neckband and boy, do I need practice. I've been doing some research on Craftsy. I will sew it in flat next time.

Alterations thus far include raising the neckline at CB 5/8" and getting the shoulder seams in the right place. I had to raise the front shoulder seam and lower the back shoulder seam 1"

I guess I need some armhole and sleeve shaping. The great thing about HotPatterns is that Trudy hosts a group on Facebook for pattern help and advice.

This is the right side, where Big Sis lives. Sorry about the blurry image.

From the left, with Little Sis. Am I the only person with different sized girls? I feel like my bras are too small for one and too big for the other. (I'll deal with the pool of fabric over my rear later. I'm working my way down the garment.)


KatieB said...

You are not the only one with different sized "girls"! Thank you for documenting the fitting process. I'm still in the hoarding stage - working up the courage to actually sew a garment (I quilt), with the HP Shirttail T (1189).

KatieB said...

Hi - what material do you use to trace your pattern on? It looks pliable, but sturdy! I just discovered your blog and am enjoying it a lot.

NuJoi said...

I use something that feels like doctor's exam room paper (Nancy's Notions), until I'm sure about the alterations. Then I use Swedish Tracing paper (Wawak, Amazon, Nancy's Notions and eBay).

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