Basic Pattern Set

The Basic Pattern Set – Front and Back No. 2

Hey Everyone! Yesterday I spent some good quality time staring at my voluptuousness in the mirror working on my second muslin for this basic pattern set I’m after. From version 1, I had made the mods to the flat pattern and with complete confidence sewed up this second version.  Really, I had complete confidence that… Continue reading The Basic Pattern Set – Front and Back No. 2

Basic Pattern Set, Fitting

The Basic Pattern Set – The Alter to Fit Method

Happy Thursday Everyone! Remember I told you I broke out something fashion sewers either love or hate?  Did you guess what it was? Yes, it is the dreaded Basic Pattern!  Can you believe this thing causes so much consternation with fashion sewers that most sewers just give up and swear off sewing all together?  There… Continue reading The Basic Pattern Set – The Alter to Fit Method

Sewing

McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Part 3-Hip Line Alteration

I left off yesterday telling you all how I did my waist alteration so today I thought I'd finish up with the hip alteration. Measuring down 9" from the waist I mark a perpendicular line (90 degrees) to the grainline.  The 9" mark was how far down from my waist the fullest part of my… Continue reading McCalls M5633 Cargo Pant-Part 3-Hip Line Alteration

3Fs, Fitting, Sewing

Clothes Have To Function 1st For You

The 1st F; Function. Your clothes have to function. They have to work for you or 'serve' you as defined by a dictionary. How do clothes become functional then? Earlier I'd posted a technique for discovering your body silhouette. This is important because when you know your silhouette you know your ' body shape'. When… Continue reading Clothes Have To Function 1st For You