Three superpower dresses done.
Just the boots left. And the magic lassos, of course. All superheros need them, even those that don't do the cowgirl thing.
And since I've emerged temporarily from my cave, I might as well do some miscellaneous updates. How has everyone been?
Again, I apologize to everyone who's written to me by email, comments or any way else: I'm not going to be able to get back to you till the end of October or early November. Strangely, there has been a spike in the number of requests for drafting- and clothes-sewing-related help. Must be that everyone's realized summer is over and it's time to hibernate and be domestic. Hurrah for you! I'll try and give some generic answers here but anything more specific will have to wait till after Halloween and Jenna's party.
- No, I am unable to give advice on how to convert toddler measurements to infant dimensions. As I've said before, I can only produce a pattern if the body is physically in front of me to measure. I don't do disconnected numbers and I don't work with standardized charts. The concept you are looking for is "grading". So google "grading", "sizing chart", "measurement chart", "pattern grading" etc to find help elsewhere on the internet.
- Please accept my tutorials as they are. If you see a project on this blog that has no accompanying tutorial, it is because I didn't intend to create a tutorial for it. Also, I have no plans to beef up my current tutorials by adding more detailed steps - what you see is all I have time (or motivation) to share.
- Also related to my tutorials: I do not have plans to convert them into other formats e.g. pdf. But guess what - you can convert them to pdf documents yourself if you prefer hardcopy. Ask a tech-savvy friend or do some googling to find out how.
- Unfortunately, I am not interested in inviting guest bloggers to write about scrapbooking on ikatbag. Or crocheting cats. Although if you are a cardboard artist with exhibits in the Smithsonian, it might be fun to hear from you.
- And, finally, I'm sorry if my free patterns are not in the size you want for the child you're sewing for. If you need a pattern in multiple sizes, either draft it yourself or buy one. Remember: I don't grade patterns (see point 1).
Unrelated: I bought myself two swimsuits yesterday. Not the pretty, flimsy lounge-by-the-pool kinds but real racing suits, for swimming laps. Yes, these are the ones without ruffles or fabric roses and whose only promise of "waist slimming" and "hip minimizing" is by actually wearing them and working out (groan). I bought them because I've been wearing my old ones from pre-baby days and uh, let's just say they don't hold as much in as they used to. And I was suddenly struck by the urge to sew my own racing suits. Then I realized how sad it was that I would feel excited about choosing sewing over shopping. I attributed it to all this intense Halloween costuming making my eyes stray to other garment projects. Bad LiEr. Bad LiEr. Must focus. Only six days more to Halloween and we have six boots to make. That's a boot a day! Talk about needing superpowers. Get on it!!!!!