I am spoiled sewing with knit fabric. It's very forgiving. Fitting is easy. It doesn't usually require ironing.
I thought making Girl M. shorts for school would be a good idea............
Girl M. doesn't like to stand still while I try to fit her. Even though the shorts are for her, she's impatient. Her feet hurt, I'm poking her with pins. She doesn't like where the waistband is, on and on!
I had an appointment for a hair cut/color and I had Girl M. get a trim. She only gets a haircut twice a year. It must be nice, I have to go every 4-6 weeks! Her hair is almost to her waist. She needed a trim. She wanted a straight across cut. The cut took 3" off. She almost freaked out. She'll be ok!
I've had some allergy troubles. I don't know what could be blooming since I think Florida is equivalent to living on the surface of the sun! My Mom suggested Aleve-D. Oh, it's good medicine. No more allergy pressure. Also, no sleep. This medicine keeps me awake. I'm not tired the next day, but boy did it give my sewing a huge boost. I am usually a one project at a time, clean my sewing room, then move to the next project. But now I have two or three project going, on the computer, have the music playing and cooking dinner at the same time! My sewing room looks like a bomb went off!
I'm in the recliner, watching my DVR'd shows, typing away on a new blog post and it 3:00AM!
Back to Sewing:
I'm on muslin #4!
Muslin #1 was cut as a size 14 straight out of the package. I chose this size because Girl M's hip measurement is 40". Girl M couldn't hardly get her legs in them. The waist was way too big. The back waist didn't even cover her underpants. The front waist was touching under her bra.
Muslin #2: Size 14 altered to add .75" at each side seam. Raised the center back waist 1.5" and lowered the center front waist 1". Still a no fit!
Muslin #3: I started all over. I chose size 16. I took Girl M's hip measurements while she was sitting down. She measured 44-1/2". Raised the crotch length 1/2", Raided the center back waist 1.5". Took in side seams 1/2", Took in crotch depth 1/2" tapering to nothing at side seams. Waistband was still too big, took two big darts on both sides of the center back of 1/2" tapering to nothing at waistband/shorts waist seam.
Between the allergy medicine and all these muslins, my sewing room is a disaster!
|Messy Sewing Room|
|Where's my scissors?|
I'm wondering if spending the day shopping for shorts would have been easier. Then I could complain the whole time that my feet hurt!
I have decided to put away this pattern for a few day, weeks, months, until I can think a little more clearly where all these fitting issues are coming from.
Love my girl & I'm going to miss her so much when school starts back!
Girl M is having surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed. I do hope it's painless and she's back to normal quickly. Then she having braces put on next month. She's a brave girl, this will be her second surgery this year.
Until next time.............