Friday, November 28, 2008

Update on this Project

What better way to spend my Birthday!
I finally got some time to sew. I don't think I could have spent my birthday any better way than to finally get some sewing in. Life happens and seem like there has been so much going on, cutting in on my sewing time. So, I spent time working on my next project an OOP pattern (Simplicity 7799), I'm making the two-piece skirt & top in a purple knit as a practice muslin. I made this many years ago (probably 25 yrs) but it is the kind of pattern that's timeless. I actually plan to make a couple, one in this fabric and one in all black mid-weight knit. Since it's been so many year since I've made it I had some altering to do on it. Boy, what a difference a few years make. For me alterations are a challenge but I really want to work on getting a good fit with everything I make...or it's pointless right? It may turn out to be wearable, I'll post pictures soon and we'll see how this turns out.

Here's my update....Help!
Good thing I wasn't particularly fond of this fabric, this project is not going as expected, it's turned out way, way too big and the re-sizing during construction is just not working. This is the back piece.This is the sleeve & front piece.

It turned out that I don't need it as large as expected. So much for taking careful measurements. The pattern is size 18 and I need a 22 on top and 20 on the bottom. I've never altered a top with the raglan sleeves before so I'll need to practice that. Anyone with advice would sure be appreciated. So, I've decided I'm going to start from scratch with another muslin. I love this pattern and don't want to give up on it just yet.


  1. Happy Belated Birthday. I like that pattern.

  2. happy belated birthday. Alterations are a challenge but once you figure out what you always seem to do or what your problem areas are, it gets easier and easier. Practice makes prefect!

  3. Thanks ladies for the birthday wishes. Toy- Thanks for the encouragement. I'll have lots of practice given my big girls on top. I wish I could put some of that in my behind, HA! I guess we all have at least one thing we wish we could change about our figures.


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