For starters, I really want to hang out here today (and for the next 2 months):
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Yesterday, S came over for a few hours and we completely changed the alterations of my first muslin. It's amazing how much we accomplished by viewing the fabric in a different light. Then we transferred the changes onto my pattern. Man, it took forever! Like a bottle of wine forever! And there were two of us doing it. OK, two of us drinking a bottle of wine. We started to understand why Sarah Veblen suggests making only a couple of alterations per muslin. Note: We really struggle with the waste of time and materials involved in using that technique, so we do push the envelope.
OMG - my altered flat pattern looks so Frankensteinian, it's crazy. S assures me that as soon as I make a new paper pattern (one that doesn't show all the added paper and slashes and markings), it will no longer look strange. But right now I feel
Eventually, I'm going to apply my learning (detailed posts to come as soon as I have the mental energy) to this AWESOME pattern, which Gail so generously gifted to me:
The side and front darts are exactly in the same orientation as my bodice shell's (my altered bodice shell). I love the hair those models are sporting. And that the pattern is called Slenderette! Who doesn't want to make a dress called the Slenderette Sheath??