Thursday, February 3, 2011

Muslin #2 much better!

Last night I sat down at my sewing machine, took a deep breath and started into muslin bodice #2.  Here's the result: 
While I totally hosed the shoulder gathers I think it turned out fairly well. At least it's long enough now so I'm not showing  :)

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?


  1. On those gathers, did you try sewing some basting stitches and gently tugging the excess thread to bring it to the correct length? Make sure to even them out prior to pinning and sewing the two pieces together. This is my second time doing them and it gets better. Best of luck!

  2. Hi Mia, I tried your email address and it wouldn't come up for me, as I wanted to honour you with a ' stylish blogger award'. I received one today and I would like to past this award onto you as well. If you want to do this, you can copy and paste the badge from my site onto yours. Cheers Marie.

  3. Thanks Marie!!! Not sure what's going on with the email. It should be miarock at gmail dot com.