- Why did I decide to turn the side zip into a back zip??
- Oh yeah, the last insertion of the side zip was so horrifying, it seemed prudent when I started this.
- Alas, there are all kinds of things one must consider when moving a zipper i.e. cutting 2 back facing and waistband pieces, not one and when, exactly, does one insert the invisible zipper?
- I made a waist adjustment to this version - essentially I cut an inch off the previous version at the waist.
- Then I discovered that the ease in the fabric I'm currently using is rather different than that of the previously-used denim.
- Of course, having already finished the inner leg seams, my only recourse was to seriously diminish the seam allowances on the outer legs.
- Which means there's practically no way I can faux fell the seams.
- BTW, is there a secret to faux felling when one has already sewn up the tubes of the legs? Seam allowance issue aside, I don't know how I might be able to sew to the bottom of the leg with my machine, given bunching. Maybe I need a free-arm?
- Next machine I get is going to have a) a free-arm and b) it will be mechanical.
- This fabric has so much drape (I suspected this might be the case) that there will be pulling at the crotch.
- It's not that the garment doesn't fit (though it sure as hell isn't loose in that area) but the fabric falls and extends so readily, that the confluence of the 3 tubes (waist, leg one and leg two) invites drag.
- I'm so sick and tired of all the "OMG, there's pulling at the crotch" talk out there. We're human beings. When we move, the fabric reserves the right to drag.
- Nonetheless, it makes me feel bad.
- I'm not going to judge the process right now. This could all come back from the edge.
- But if it doesn't, I don't know that I will give this pattern another go around.
- Maybe that's the post-sewing haze talking.
- Where's my wine?
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Easy Does It
I'm about 3/4 through the latest iteration of the Clover pants and, of course, I have some feelings.