Saturday, April 30, 2011

Finally getting somewhere....

with these pants fittings!!!!  I made four jeans muslins in the last week.  Here is my best one.


 I just have to get rid of the slight wedgie in the back.  I can't wait!!! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Mermaid Skirt: Fitting garment

This is the first fitting garment.
There are a lot of wrinkles and the side seam isn’t falling straight but this is on the dressform. I will wait until my friend - we’ll call her MF for ease of writing - has tried it on to plan the necessary fitting adjustments. MF has a slightly scooped out lower back. I did a sway back adjustment by lowering the back waistline .5” and bowing the legs of the darts. The godet was so much fun to sew. I want to make sure it doesn’t get tangled up between her legs, inside the skirt, when she walks. The drape of my fashion fabric will ensure my godet falls properly. In my test garment, the godet has a tendency to lay flat :(.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Mermaid Skirt

 Here is my next project; it is for a friend who recently visited. ~sigh~ If I was smart I would have asked her to send measurements and when she got here I could have the fitting garment waiting. Instead I took the measurements while she was here and now we will do the fitting long distance. I’m curious to see how it goes.

This skirt will have a high waist, with points at the front. It will be tapered and fall just below the knees. A single, large and center back godet will provide walking room. It will have a center back lapped zipper.

And this is what my pattern looks like, facings and all.