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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Epiphany's and other randoms!

          I tell ya, the month of August is flying or has flown right on by, right?! I've been working, if ever so quietly behind the scenes. I've finally managed to put buttons on B5786, and finished up a pair of pants that I so desperately needed. Now I'm kinda of ready to make something fun and unnecessary, LOL!  I really should be sticking to my fall plans, which is really not detailed or planned, because that's not how I roll; well in sewing that is!
This is what I want to make Vogue 1267, for no other reason
other than it's so perrty lol! Also Erica B
rocked this dress, yes ma'am she did!

  I know I said that I had shirts on the brain, and I still do; however, I had an epiphany, y'all! It all started with my pants that I just finished. I had to  make adjustments to the waist and to the hips to get  the proper fit for me. Well, where does the epiphany come in you ask? Well, I realized that I often times don't make many adjustments other than lengthen here, or tuck there etc... And sometimes the fit is sometimes not on par to what I would like it to be.  Now don't get me wrong, I don't believe that I will ever be the "fit police"... I just would like to dig a little deeper with fit, because let's face it! If it doesn't fit right, how likely are you to wear the garment? That's where these pants come into play, which is another pair of S1371. The first version was awesome, but I knew that I needed more room in the waist, and so I grabbed two of my favorite fitting books and got to work!:

  I am now proud to say that I have a pair of pants that fit me like a dream! I mean, it made me all gushy inside, ok, a little dramatic but true. When I was a beginner seamstress I knew that I would eventually get into learning about fit; however, I always said to myself that I would learn construction first. Now that I am little better in that area, I am challenging myself with fitting my body. I'm also learning that most garments for me, especially woven fabrics will need to be muslined, sigh! But it's the price you pay if you want well- fitting garments, right?!   That's all I have for now! I'll shall be back later with hopefully some finished garments to show!
                          ~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!


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  1. Ha, ha...."fit police!" I love it! I find as I delve more into fit, I am learning to recognize fit issues on other people. But, yeah, no one, likes the fit police. How neat that you got your pants to fit like a dream! We have so many wonderful tools available to help us achieve the look we want. I love sewing! PS--Send some of that fitting magic my way, please!

    1. Thanks Vanessa! You are absolutely right, in that we have so many resources to help us in achieving the fit that we want....

  2. Congratulations on your perfectly fitting pants! I hope you blog them, so we can see what good fit looks like. :)

    1. Thanks makingtheflame, I hope to blog them soon!

  3. omg the fit police make me saaaad.

    So exciting to really start to hone all your sewing skills!!!

    1. No, no, it shouldn't really lol! I just mean that I don't want to drive myself insane with "fitting", lol! It really is exciting to be delving into new territory..

  4. I'm so looking forward to making my first pair of pants. Congrats on making a perfectly fitting pair. Can't wait to see pics.