Sunday, November 20, 2011

Drafting woes!

So, for the FNSI (and apparently the SNSI) I decided I was going to work on drafting my own pattern.  Heh?  All I can say is the back feels good, but i'm not quite sure where I went wrong otherwise...

Early on Friday, a friend of mine helped me take all my measurements.  According to the drafting book i'm using, I need about two dozen measurements.  My friend was through and we got some good measurements. However, I think we made a wrong turn somewhere when it came to establishing my waistline.  You see, my actual waist is right up under my boobs, so we determined that using a measurement around my belly button would be a lot more reasonable (Otherwise I get a back length measurement of something stupid like 10 inches).  Anyway, as you can see from my pic above, something went seriously wrong.  You will not be seeing the pics of me wearing my muslin.  The armholes are bigger than the sleeve, which is odd, to say the least.  However, it feels fairly comfortable in the back and shoulders, so I might actually have something to work with here.  I may revisit this in a day or two.  

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Night Sew In tonight

Handmade by Heidi

The Friday Night Sew In is tonight.  I'm not sure how much sewing is going to happen tonight, but I do hope to get some drafting done.  I bought the book Making Your Own Patterns from someone on PR.  A friend of mine helped me get some good measurements today, and i'm hoping to get to drafting my own pattern tonight.   The book looks like this is layed out in a pretty straight forward way, so i'm hoping not to have too many problems with it.  We'll see how it goes.  

You can sign up for the sew-in here.

Happy sewing all.