Wednesday, November 25, 2009


These are two blouses that I have finished in the last two weeks. While neither one of them is perfect, they are both so much better than anything I can buy. I am quietly celebrating having something that fits. Woohoo!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Muslin 1, Muslin 2 and Muslin 3.

It is amazing what it takes to learn how to fit patterns. I have found out things about how I am shaped that I have totally not known until I started trying to get clothes that fit.

I am working on Butterick 5300 and am not one of those that it fits straight out of the envelope. I guess I am not ever going to think that about a pattern again.

To get this to fit I have done 2 muslins and revamped the 2nd muslin on top of that. I am now working on a blouse in regular fabric to see how it works and having made all the changes to the pattern, rather than in the muslin. So we shall see!