I've been sewing for 18 years (oh my god). And I felt like I had a pretty good grasp on it, but wanted to learn more. So I jumped in and took a Craftsy class and my mind has been crazy blown! I'm learning so much, things that I've never even heard before that make so much sense! I'm excited to keep digging into this one!
11/18/12 Finally got fabric for this and am chugging along! Had a few ah-ha moments and figured where I might be going wrong with my fitting. Getting a second muslin cut out today so I can make those changes and hopefully get started on my real fabric soon!
11/23/12 I finally finally got the fit on the bodice right! Or at least close enough for me!! Got all of my muslin underlining pieces and fashion fabric pieces cut out. Now I just need to hand-baste the two together and start construction. Very excited.
UPDATE: I got all the hand-basting done and got to assemble a few pieces! I'm super excited to see this coming together!
11/24/12 - Got TONS done during Virtual Craft Night. Learning a bunch of new hand stitches. I've never spent so much time and care and hand-sewing on a part of a dress that will never see the light of day. Its been interesting! I think I'll take my skirt pieces to work tomorrow Tuesday to grade them to match the bodice and get them cut out on the big conference table.
12/5/12 I am stalled on getting the skirt cut out. Partly because I want to underline it and I know how much extra work that is going to be, partly because I don't want to crawl around my kitchen floor to get these pieces chalk traced and perfectly on grain and partly because I'm worried about fit and don't really want to make a mistake. This is the trifecta of procrastination.