My quilt is coming along very s l o w l y.
My best calculation (and it would be easy for me to be missing a few hours here and there)
puts me at 36 hours and counting.
I no longer remember if that includes cutting fabric or not.
(I'm thinking it does not)
It takes me an hour to turn eight finished sections
into a completed (but untrimmed) block.
More than once, I've thought I've bitten of more than I can chew with this quilt...
My sewing class is coming along nicely.
I probably could have done without the Colette book,
since I'm not exactly a new seamstress,
but I wanted to start at the very beginning...
I did learn a few things, and it would be a good book for a beginning garment sewer,
(especially if she/he wasn't a perfectionist)
but I gotta say,
I was extremely distracted by the fact that - with the exception of the photo on the cover,
and one other picture - in all of photos with real people,
the person was wearing ill-fitting clothes.
|"tight horizontal wrinkles means there is not enough width in that area"|
Sarai demonstrates this perfectly, although I don't think that was the intent.
I made a croquis as she recommends
(basically (according to Tyler) I drew a picture of myself naked - but there was a heck of a lot more to it than that ;-)
(Florence talks about her croquis here. I have yet to turn mine into a book ~ let's just say her croquis is a bit lovelier than mine...)
and as soon as I can figure out who to enlist to help me,
I will take a ton of measurements which will thoroughly disgust me.
(thus the difficulty of enlisting help)
Then I will make a muslin of the dress on the book cover.
Depending on how it looks when I get a good fit,
I may or may not make an actual dress.
You can see by my picture that I've added more books to my course
(insert sheepish grin)
but The Perfect Fit is recommended by pretty much everyone in blogland,
and at less than $13, it seemed a wise investment,
and supposedly, anything by Adele Margolis is worth getting your hands on.
The Dressmaking Handbook was the cheapest place to start.
It just arrived, so I've only cracked the cover,
but I liked what I saw:
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