I have several projects in the works, but can't seem to get past the pattern tracing on any of them. It is all because of the last Burda blouse. I've pretty much decided that I'm sewing the wrong shirt/top/blouse size. Well, that blouse fits, but it could be a size smaller and still work just fine.
And, even though the jacket pattern looked okay on the dress form, I haven't sewn the muslin yet. I want to try the blouse pattern again, in the next size down, and see if that works. If it does, I'll retrace the jacket pattern in a smaller size and go from there.
It took forever for me to realize that by starting with a smaller sized pants
pattern I could eliminate having to make so many pattern adjustments. Here I am
again - same song, second verse. One would think this awareness would encourage me. After all, this is the first time in my life I've had pants in my closet
that actually fit!
In the mornings, I head out the door with lunch bag in hand. It carries my
breakfast, the coffee cup I’ll use for the day and a mid-day snack. The bag is starting
to look sad and it is time to plan the replacement. My first thought is it
would be less expensive to purchase one and I've been shopping online but
haven’t found anything interesting. I don’t mind sewing the new one, but that heavy
interfacing is pricey stuff! I’m looking for one that is age appropriate and
yet slightly quirky. Other than the thick interfacing, I bet I have everything
necessary, including a pattern. Could I
substitute a layer or two of batting and some kind of plastic insert for the
The temps have dropped slightly – enough that I can almost think about sewing