Wednesday, March 4, 2009


With spring right around the corner, I have some really cute pieces that I would like to add to add my closet. But instead of turning out something, that will "just do", I want pieces that have better fit. I really don't have a lot of staples in my closet, so that's where I want to start. I have a pencil skirt pattern that I've made twice, but I wasn't quite satisfied w/ the fit. So, back to the drawing board with that and to the bookstore.
Right now, I am working on Simplicity 4036.

I have some fabric in mind for this skirt. So, before I jump in, I decided to make a muslin. I know this is a simple pattern and for some, it may not warrant a trial run, but for me, I have to. I have some curves that I have been playing around w/, so I hope to get the pattern grading just right. From what I have been able to determine from my measurements, this skirt will be graded from one size at the waist to another size at the hips. I found this tutorial, so I think that I am on the right track.
On the first run, the fit in the waist was just right. Now, I need to get the grading on the hips. Back to the drawing board. I hope to have this worked out by the weekend, so I should have my skirt soon. One of my goals for 2009 was to learn to insert an invisible zipper. So, I figure that I may as well get this down, too , while getting the fit of the skirt. Wish me luck!!!

Happy sewing


Dwana said...

You are so Martha Stewart! You handle your business. I'm about to put my couch in an envelop so you can whip up some slip covers :@P I hope all is well!

Tiffanita said...

I have a similar pattern, but haven't found some fabric I like. You are my inspiration! I love your blog!