Monday, February 11, 2013

A Hiatus

I haven't been feeling the push to sew these past few weeks. It may be due to my having a new job and less time, but I find it more likely that I'm burning down. Hence, I'm taking up a palette cleanser in the form of knitting.

I promised to make a knitted Serenity last year as part of a charity project, to be completed in June 2013. Tis high time I start this, so now is as good a time as any. I have the pattern and the needles, so now all I have to do is get the proper yarn. May my wrists not have me for this.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Down the Middle

Tightening the center back seam is not easy when you're fitting on yourself. It requires a lot of patience, flexibility, and a willingness to pin and unpin yourself out of the mockup constantly. and in the end, it's never snug enough. Grumble. I've decided that it's tight enough for now, and hopefully I won't be too disappointed by the fit.

I noticed that when I lace up my stays, I can't fully straighten. I have to bend down to lace them up, and when they're on, I stay bent. This is probably why the top of the central line started to curve in drastically when I pinned it last time (I since took those pins out.)

I cut too much front the center fronts. It's simple enough to pin in the top and bottom, but to get the center to close at all I have to lace up drastically and tug a lot. As I don't want to fight with the finished product, I'll have to recut the fronts, and use the over trimmed bits as mockups for the zone front.