Friday, February 19, 2010

Behold the ravages of steam!

Well I have a woodstove. And I use an iron kettle to keep moisture in the air. My kettle was empty on thursday, and I tried to fill it up. I have never sustained a worse burn. It must have been very HOT because when I put water in it, it just steamed my hand. And to make matters worse, I had nowhere to put the kettle down, just a plastic wash basin.

I couldn't sleep all night on account of the pain. Now I have 'Quasimodo' hands...

But I am very fortunate. My husband is taking very good care of me. He's waiting on me hand and foot.

It will be a little while before I sew anything. I am trying to make a birthday dress for my daughter Valentine. And until that is done, I won't be making my Secretary001, and when I do, I'll probably be making the third muslin, because I like it most.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hopefully the last muslin for Secretary001

Here are some pictures of the fourth muslin. I like the shoulders on this muslin but I prefer the fit of the lower portion on the third muslin. I'll just combine the two. I do find that the shirring on this muslin started too low on the side seam, so it's getting moved up and spread out more.

Finally I can make it up for real!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Third Muslin for Secretary001

Here is the third muslin. This time I am trying to address the problem of the shoulder. I have lowered the armhole again because I don't want the shoulder overhang to be pulled down tightly.

You can see this has helped a little, but I'm still not getting the desired effect. My next muslin will be to increase the shoulder pad setting. That's a lot of muslins....