I had so hoped to show you a pic of my first finished garment from my wardrobe plan, but...well, it has been a litany of mistakes in my household. I have started a total of THREE garments! I ended up throwing (ok not literally) one to the side, leaving one unfinished never to return, and re-starting one that I swapped out for the one that didn't work. Whew! I don't know if you followed all of that, so I will give you an idea of what I mean:
So I adapted my Fall/Winter plans to include the change. I also made sure I could access the document in case I needed to easily change other patterns in the future:
Alas, this is how it turned out:
It isn't horrible, but I got turned around on the directions, and I think there is an error in the pattern instructions. The illustrations did not match the instructions for the crossover yet I still ended up with it done correctly in the end. Also, upon closer inspection of the pattern pieces for this design, I noticed that I had cut the back too big, even though the front is in my usual size. How did that happen? So, I am re-starting this top with the correct sizing and instructions. Hopefully I will finish it soon.
My third top I started was the Burda wrap top. Now I will start by saying that I ALWAYS love Burda. But, not that day! The construction was different than what I was used to in some places, and I decided to just take a break from that one. Funny thing is, everyone on Patternreview said it was super easy. Leave it to me to take a simple top and turn it into a geometric equation!
So now you know the story!
Nothing is done yet, but I do plan to recover from the Mayhem of destroying fabric left and right.
In the midst of it all, I do have good news, though. I FINALLY started my pants sloper class with Craftsy! It is AMAZING! I never thought I could take my measurements and create a flat pattern for myself.
I have created two muslins to date, and I think the fit is soooooo close. Here is a pic of my second muslin:
I was in my daughter's room when I took this photo, but really like the direction I am headed in. I think the answer to my fitting issues may lie in combining the front of my first muslin with the back of my second muslin. Just a guess, but I need to go by Joanns and pick up more tracing paper so that I keep my original pattern intact for future tweaks. I DID get rid of the wrinkles I had under my butt, and that was no small feat!
I plan on doing an updated post about the class once I get closer to finishing my sloper. I originally wanted to use the sloper to help in fitting commercial pants patterns, but I think I may go ahead with drafting one of the options Suzy Furrer offers for the class. I mean, why not? So, whatever I decide to do, I will keep you all in the know as soon as I can.
I hope that your sewing plans are off to a better start than mine! If they are not, then plan to recover! There's plenty of month left to head in a better direction.
Stay sew filled!