A muslin I'll be able to wear

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Last year I swore off making any woven tops. Primarily because I always  
have to do so much in the way of alterations.  I had a piece of fabric  
that was given to me by someone who was reducing her stash. I found a  
Simplicity tunic pattern 1461, view D, it is made for those of  us who  
have to do major FBA's
So I pin fitted the paper pattern and it looked good.   I measured lots  
of parts and decided it will  fit well but might need some tweeks.  
Started on the muslin, thinking I could have my knitting instructor  
check it out for me when I see her in July. She's good at fitting.
The entire project is working out well and I'm so happy. I decided to  
finish it up as a wearable. I'm not going to put up any pictures  
now.This one is just for hanging out not for show. I'll post when I find  
a fabric I love.
Life is good.
Juno

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Last year I swore off making any woven tops. Primarily because I always  
have to do so much in the way of alterations.  I had a piece of fabric  
that was given to me by someone who was reducing her stash. I found a  
Simplicity tunic pattern 1461, view D, it is made for those of  us who  
have to do major FBA's
So I pin fitted the paper pattern and it looked good.   I measured lots  
of parts and decided it will  fit well but might need some tweeks.  
Started on the muslin, thinking I could have my knitting instructor  
check it out for me when I see her in July. She's good at fitting.
The entire project is working out well and I'm so happy. I decided to  
finish it up as a wearable. I'm not going to put up any pictures  
now.This one is just for hanging out not for show. I'll post when I find  
a fabric I love.
Life is good.
Juno

Happy for you!
Barbara in HOT 70 / 92 degrees SC


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Juno wrote:
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Congratulations Juno!  I love it when I can get a nice basic pattern  
tweaked to fit me (or one of my DDs).  Then I can make multiple  
garments, just changing a few details, and I don't have to worry  
each time about fit.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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On 6/18/2014 7:09 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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it makes sew a lot more fun. I'm also concentrating on doing a better  
job pressing. That also adds to my feeling of things going well.

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Juno wrote:
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When I was teaching DGD to sew, at the outset I told her that good  
pressing *as you go* accounts for about 90% of the result.  That is  
why I refuse to have an auto-shut-off iron.  I press every seam  
allowance, dart, hem, etc. immediately after stitching it, and I'm  
not willing to wait for my iron to re-heat each time I need it.  My  
mother was a bear about pressing.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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I  'e been watching some video's from www.gorgeousfabrics.com She has  
one on pressing and give a good explanation of why good pressing is so  
important. She also give a demonstration on how she presses.Make sense  
to me and the results are great.
She also has some really gorgeous fabrics.

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Juno wrote:

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Indeed she does!!!  Why have you not shared that site before now?  
Bookmarked for future stash additions.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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On 6/19/2014 12:26 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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Sorry. Nah I was being selfish. I just didn't get to it.  mea culpa. I  
don't know,
Have you looked at www.girlcharlee.com looks like nice knits..

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  Nice to have a good news sewing story. Happy that you are happy.


--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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On 6/20/2014 1:00 AM, Claire in France wrote:

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Thanks Claire!

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 :-)


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