There’s lots to say but little to show! Sewing like mad doesn’t always lead to a completed garment which isn’t always a bad thing.
Tomorrow I start my long awaited couture class with Susan Khalje in Baltimore. The choice of what to make was easy after concluding I would never attempt this garment on my own. What am I making?
The class requires some dedicated preparation and I’ve spent much of the week making a ‘proper’ muslin. After pressing my pieces and making the petite adjustment, I measured and marked the seam lines before cutting the muslin pieces.
Once cut, the seamlines were traced on to the muslin and then stitched with dark thread resulting in a thread-traced muslin.
The process is not for anyone desiring instant gratification. ;)
Finally, I basted all of the pieces together and now I’m ready for class.
This week my true gratification came from the printed word rather than fabric! On Tuesday, my hometown newspaper contacted me about featuring an article on my blog as part of its fashion series. Recognition for a job well done may be one of the best sources of gratification ever. The writer neatly summarized my two-year blogging journey seen online here.
But as I was cleaning the sewing room to pack for my trip I came across the cowl neck pattern piece to the Renfro top I cut while trying to decide which version to make.
“Why not?” I thought.
Now I can go from this
to this in a snap.
A little taste of the tangible to keep me moving in the right direction :)
Best wishes to all !