Saturday, May 17, 2014

Yes, MooKitty sews too!

Yes, I realize it has been 4 years since my last post.

I am restarting the blog as a craft blog to include knitting, spinning, weaving, sewing and brewing. Since I am working on bits of all of them through the year, I will put my updates here!

Today's sewing: fitting muslin for dress and fitting shell for pants.

The dress is from Simplicity pattern number 1419. It is a cute little summer dress. We have done numerous alterations such as neckline, waist, lengthen torso and increase hips.

Here is the front view. The dress fits pretty well.

This is the side view:
Twisting a bit but it is ok too. The problem? The sleeves and armholes are too tight. Since I am still a beginner, I will put this project down for a day and research how to fix this issue through alterations. Will likely do the alterations and the new bodice top tomorrow. My goal is to get this dress ready to sew from real material by June 10th so I can get some use out of it while it is still summer.

So, moving onto today's second project:
This is a pet tern for a pants shell. Why make this? Well, this will be the base pattern that I will use to base all of my pants on. When I got this pattern ($5.00 Vogue Pattern Sale) the largest pattern size they had was a size 14. So, I used some tracing paper to trace the pattern and today, I will work on the first set of adjustments that will be sewn in muslin (aka bed sheets). I will be making inseam, waist, hip and crotch adjustments for my measurements then sew up the pattern and see how it fits.