Okay, I must admit, the lack of Lady Grey progress is partly due to laziness and partly because I am too intimidated. This is the first time I am making so many changes to a pattern. I am worried that I wouldn’t know what to do with the rest of the pattern pieces that I haven’t muslined such as facing, lining and interlining pieces.
So, this weekend I take a deep breath and resurrect Lady Grey from the WIP bin. Tasia helps me out with sleeve adjustment (too wide but a tad short). Thanks Tasia 🙂
I also spend hours researching how to adjust the front facing which changes because I change the main front pattern so much. I am completely winging it using my own method, which is
– Sandwich a tissue paper with adjusted coat front pattern at the bottom and original front facing pattern on top. I line up the shoulder seam of adjusted front with shoulder seam of the original front facing pattern
– Trace the shoulder seam and down to the princess line until it reaches the widest point (8″ end to end in original pattern)
– I then use a ratio of the widest section at the top and shortest side in the bottom (8″ to 3.5″) and apply the ratio to figure out the shortest side of my new facing. After that I draw a straight line from the widest to shortest point and that is it
The upside of procrastinating is that Gertie’s comprehensive tutorials are now available at my fingertips because the sew-along is over after all. Honestly, I feel a lot more comfortable after reading through all her tutorial posts. If you are interested, these are what she covered. Thanks a lot Gertie, you are such an awesome teacher (and generous with your time and efforts….)
Holy cow, 17 dedicated posts and if you don’t think this is very generous, I don’t know what is. Alright alright, no more excuses, I must get to it like…now, here is a proof that I at least cut the shell fabric