Last night I sat down at my sewing machine, took a deep breath and started into muslin bodice #2. Here's the result:
With that success I kept going with the instructions. I pleated the back (my first pleats!), darted and attached the skirt backs and did the bodice gathers. It was getting late by then so I decided that was a good stopping point.
I'm going to have to practice gathers. I can't for the life of me get them even. It seems they bunch up from one side to the other, or end up with flat gaps in between. Luckily I have plenty of scraps to play with.
I believe I will be taking tonight off from sewing. Mr. Snuggly has barely seen me in days and I think my brain needs a break too.
I'm finding learning to sew is more of a mental challenge than I thought it would be! Is that what you've all found too or am I just being silly?