One of the things I decided to do this year was to sew more clothes. I was gifted the Colette Sewing Handbook by the ever-wonderful Kristen and Eryn and am very excited to learn from it!
The first project of the New Year that I am setting out to tackle is none other than the Pastille dress featured on the cover of the book!
Taking what I learned from my Craftsy classes, I went through all the trouble to trace all the pattern pieces onto muslin thinking I was being so smart.
I should have traced a size larger because I didn't leave myself any room to adjust for fit. I don't know why I am incapable of getting it through my head to just cut out the larger size and take it in to fit perfectly. So much easier to take something in than let it out. Vanity. Making my sewing life harder since 1994. It sucks. But now I know.
Luckily I have Claudia now!
|Say hello, Claudia|
I got her as a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law so hopefully there will be a lot fewer tears and what-the-fuck hands when I get to the end of sewing a garment. Claudia can help me make sure the fit is good. Yes, it takes a little more time on the front end, cutting out a muslin and all that jazz, but once I know she's looking good in a dress, chances are, I will also look good in the dress. Especially since I have arms... and a head.
So I'm proud of myself for wasting no time this year getting about the business of making stuff, mad that I need to go get more muslin and cut it out a bit bigger so I can make it all fit, and encouraged that this is going to be an awesome new year.