A while ago, I mentioned I was going to make a simple black pencil skirt. It took me forever to find some time to take pictures… so here they are, finally.
I also realised I forgot to introduce you to Diana, my dress form. I bought it at the end of September when I started my pattern drafting lessons. It has been very difficult to find a plus-size dress form that would go up to my measurements. Most would stop a good 10 cm short!
I have yet to use it to its full potential, but it shouldn’t be long until I can use it as my body double. My teacher and I are working on drafting a princess seam-based pattern that I could slip over it (with some extra padding…) to mimic my, well, curves. This should make pattern fitting, drafting and draping much easier in the future.
Talking about my lessons, I’m still truly enjoying them. So far we’ve dealt with a standard block for tops, I’m now busy with my standard block for skirts, along with a princess-seamed version of the top pattern (I love princess seams!). The whole process is very enlightening, but also hard on the ego: you realise how malformed you really are! hahaha
And the Holidays are coming at lightning speed! This period is usually the only time I sew for others, otherwise I’m a totally selfish seamstress 😉 Some of the projects I cannot really talk about because they are presents, but I can share one of them. I made a vintage-inspired apron for my aunt, who loves cats. I used this Butterick pattern, view D.
I will share the rest of my creations after the Holidays. For now… they’re top-secret!