Monday, December 03, 2007

Beginning 1945 - Here I go!

My plan was to do Christmas presents this week, but instead, I'm beginning the 1945. It took me most of the afternoon yesterday to trace the pieces and do the alterations. I only did FBA and lowered the waist by 1"

Here I am trying to pin the tissue together to avoid making a muslin! Nancy Erickson actually advises against making a muslin, and after pinning this pattern, I can see why. There are so many seams, you can let out or take in in many places.

I tried the paper pattern on and also put it on Myrtle. It looks like the fit will be good. I may have to do a sway back adjustment, but haven't decided yet. The shoulder looks a little wide, but I measured the shoulder seam on the BWOF jacket that I did and it is exactly 5". This shoulder seam, minus the seam allowances is exactly 5". But. incase it is too big, I can always narrow it before I put in the sleeve.

Also, my second package from Fabric Mart came the other day. I got a couple more silk charmeuses and a couple of chiffons. Two of the fabrics are silk scarf panels and I had planned on using them for lining. They are awfully thin, so maybe they will work better for a dress or blouse lining rather than a jacket lining.


Lori said...

I was the same way about the 1945 pattern, I kept postponing it. You are better, I sold mine on Pattern Review! Good luck.

Vicki said...

You have some beautiful fabrics to have a go with. Are the other two have enough length for the 1945? Actually all your patterns are pretty cute whatever you choose.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I had something to say about the pattern fitting and it just flew out of my mind when I saw the beautiful silks! OMG, those are pretty!