Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shrinky Inky's Fine Adventures Giveaway

Shrinky Inky's Fine Adventures is having a contest. Check it out - Get romantic!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Secretary001, the second muslin...

So for the second muslin, I had to select 1 waist dart and then pivot the waist dart into the side dart to get the appropriate amount of shirring. Unfortunately, the improved fit caused the shoulder of the blouse to be pulled down.

So now that the fit and shirring has been figured out it's time to work on that shoulder line. I'll keep the fit the same, maybe play with ease a bit, and drop the armhole. It's time for a third muslin....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A blouse named 'Secretary001'

Here is my next project, or the inspiration for my next project. I'm no expert on the matter but this reminds me of a 40's pencil pushing office blouse, which is why I named it Secretary001.

It looks to me like all the control has been shifted into side darts which were then gathered into the side seams. The sleeve looks like a very short kimono or dolman. Anyways, I got to work on the PatternMaster and this is my first muslin.

I'm not happy because I look like a bag lady!

So I learned that when zero waist darts are selected, the slack is not picked up anywhere else - not in the side seam and not in other darts. I'll have to manually shift all the control into the side dart. And that will be my second muslin....

The finished skirt!

Finally, here is a picture of my finished skirt. I got all dressed up, dolled up, and this is the only picture we took before the batteries died! Oh well, at least it's a good one.