Quite excited - I've been drafting pants! And they work! So excited that had to tell somebody, which usually means mum, but it's 6 am in Singapore now and I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate a phone call just to talk about pants.
I'm working on a project that requires properly-fitting pants. Will share later. I don't think I've actually drafted pants before, not that I remember anyway - just upper bodices and dresses. Pants are about one thousand times easier. Who would've thought? I certainly never knew, because I've always just traced around pants that fit well for quick working patterns. It's imprecise, but it works, especially for kids who wear everything loose anyway.
Here are some photos of Muslin 2, which turned out to be a good enough working model to complete for real wear. Muslin 1 is under reconstruction to be turned into another wearable sample - hurrah for having left huge seam allowances to play around with!
The color of this pair is actually a very pretty dark rose with a paler rose waistband, but it's a lousy photo, so it looks like red-and-fuschia, which it isn't.
Do you like the waistband? I don't know that I will ever use regular elastic gathered in a casing again. This is so much more streamlined, and easier to make.
Unrelated, I've been attempting to organize the blog, as some of you might have noticed. It will take some time, since the old blog is even untidier than my old sewing room was. So thank you for your patience while I work on it. Hopefully when it's done, everything will be easier to find.
And finally, I am working on several projects now, but haven't been in the mood to blog much. Nothing wrong - just decided that the blog itself was so untidy that I couldn't look at it without feeling quite ill. Since organizing my sewing space, everything I look at now is vile and messy and horrible and needs to be cleaned up and ordered. Once a person slips into this kind of a mood, it can get dangerous.
But check back soon for lots of tutorials!