Wondering about my progress on my Weekend of Great Accomplishment? Well, then this is the post for you.
First I wanted to adjust my muslin for New Look 6808. And I have to say, my attempts were successful!
Basically I had to move the waist up a half inch, move all the darts, add armscye darts, and grade up a size from the waist down. (In “unrelated” news, I attempted to work out on a balance ball today. Is the point of a balance ball to help you keep your balance? Or force you to attempt to keep your balance? Because I think I did it wrong.)
Here’s the weird thing about this fabric: I have hated it from the moment I opened the box. That’s why I made it a muslin material. But–I don’t know–I sort of maybe kinda like it now. Craziness? I can get it on without the zipper that it’s supposed to have. I’m thinking I may bind the raw edges with red bias tape and wear it in slightly cooler, less muggy temperatures. (It’s 100% polyester.)
But, I’m very pleased with the shape–it’s comfortable without being too clingy or too baggy.
My other project today was to work on a wearable muslin for Simplicity 2702. Want to know how I feel about this pattern?
Trying to attach that crappity-craptastic yoke was the most surreal sewing experience of my life! I’m not kidding. It was like falling into an M. C. Escher Wonderland and I was Alice trying to force-feed elixir on the outer yoke so it could shrink and everyone could be happy and then I was screaming “Off with her head!” to the lady on the pattern envelope but all I did was punch it in the face.
The tunic is now on the hanger of shame until my anger has subsided.
I did eventually (after much seam ripper application) manage to stitch the yoke on. I had to do it bit by bit. And there was a lot of clipping to the stay-stitching. And lots of stretching. And oaths. But, I still couldn’t get all of it on. I just couldn’t wrap my brain around how to manage all the corners. And the instructions were very, very vague. It’s like they didn’t even know how to do it right.
I think my next project will be the Sorbetto. This is the intended fabric:
Charmeuse is kind of chintzy sort of fabric, but it does have a lovely drape. And I think that’s what will make the Sorbetto work for me.
And now I have to go wrestle the cats to give them their ear drops.
Yes, all my Friday nights are this exciting. What can I say? I’m a wild one.