Update on the Garment fitting class - it’s moving right along. I chose this pattern for my pencil skirt and I’ve put together the muslin (mostly). It seems to be coming together nicely. The pattern was easy to cut out and mark. Our instructor suggested thread marking the stitch lines which was gibberish to me. This week, in between job hunting, I watched a few videos online to figure out these terms. Being a self taught sewer has it’s pros and cons.
After stumbling upon several “couture technique” videos, one thought came to mind: “Jeepers Creepers this takes making a skirt to a whole new level of time commitment!”
I am looking forward to the end result though. We are only required to make one of the four garments out of fashion fabric. Still, who wants to go to all that trouble to fit yourself in a muslin and not actually make the darn thing? I’m totally making this skirt once I get the fit down. I’m just not sure what fabric to choose. I bought a really cute stretch cotton print at a remnant sale, so if I have enough, I’d like to use that for this skirt.
Outside of the classroom, Rebekah and I made a journey to JoAnn’s for the much anticipated Vogue pattern sale. Vogue released a few new patterns I was anxious to get, such as this cute jacket/top. The fabric was already washed and ready for cutting, so I prepped everything last night. I also bought a few other patterns to add to my growing stash :) Hoping that several will get on the cutting table very soon.
In other news, I discovered how to make Twinkies from scratch! Super easy and delicious. Definitely better than the packaged ones.
As a final thought, STILL working on finishing that Blurb book. No matter what, it will be finished by Tuesday because that’s when the coupon expires :)
What are you working on this weekend?