Last weekend was the kick-off of my Lily project (sorry, I promised news before Monday in the last post, but I lacked the time to…do it on time, actually). After fabric shopping (off-white cotton voile to underline my main fabric, fusible interfacing, black satin for the contrasting flaps, a zipper and some fabric for my muslin…oh, and the infamous invisible zipper foot mentioned in the post before last, though I have yet to understand how to install it on my machine…maybe I’ll go back to the shop and ask the guy who sold me the machine for advice…) I started tracing my pattern on non-woven interfacing (I just cut roughly around the pattern pieces and didn’t cut them to my size. You never know, in case I had a dramatic weight variation or had to make something out of this pattern for somebody else…) and then I cut it. I now have the main pattern pieces (just bodice, skirt and shoulder straps) cut in my size and, if needed, it is my non-woven version of the pattern that I will alter, and not the original.
Pattern tracing workshop coming soon…
|I also used tracing paper (not pictured here) but chose to do without the tracing wheel after a while because the markings were too faint.|
…And here are my trusty pattern weights. Yay for canned tuna and soy beans!
Next weekend: cutting the muslin and putting it together. And maybe start to work on fitting, if I have the time.