Monday, May 9, 2011


Hello, friends. I just wanted to touch base and let you know what I've been up to lately!

For those who don't know - I'm planning my wedding! And the date is sneaking up way too fast. So, instead of knitting or sewing, I've been spending my time doing things like this:


Hopefully, I'll get these out the door soon... I'm starting to feel a little bit of bridal panic! Once that's taken care of, you might see some sewing/knitting content here again.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Crescent Skirt Muslin

10 points to anyone who can identify the problem here:


But we'll go by the honour system, because I'm going to tell you anyway: why on earth would I make another skirt that sits on my natural waistline? Fail, fail,fail. I checked the measurement chart and traced the pattern, grading from a 10 in the waist to an 8 in the hips (which worked out perfectly), without ever pausing to consider the relatively-high-waisted-ness! Silly me.

Clearly I should have gone up a size or two in order to allow for the skirt to sit lower. After letting out some seams and playing with the closure in the back, I'm thinking I need about 2 more inches of ease for it to sit where I want it to. The only trouble is, one size up adds 1.5", and two sizes up adds 3". Which to do?

I suppose the larger, and then I can simply take it in, rather than having to mess around adding tissue to pattern pieces? Or maybe I'll like that extra inch of ease after all? Probably wise, as I don't have the fabric or patience to cut a second muslin.

Regardless, how cute is this pattern? And how fun to sew? Love it!