….Deep breath and……cut!

28 Jun

Pattern pieces laid out

– correct pieces on fold?  Check!

– correct number of pieces to cut? Check!

– space remaining for a second flounce and/or slips, OMGs and boo-boos?  Check!

– Fiskars previously trashed from cutting miles and miles of other glitter fabric?  Check!

– Promise faithfully to scissors (even though I try not to anthropomorphize my sewing equipment) that they will be sharpened soon?  Check!  (I didn’t put it in writing, though…)

So nothing left to do but dive in and cut, especially as the Master of the House has his favourite chair just off to the left there and has been known to spill the odd bit of coffee or other beverage on his way to the recliner.  Here goes nothing!


Through the magic of the internet, you are spared the image of my crawling around, cursing and praying at the same time.  This will all end well, right?  So far, so good.  Yes, you do see a slight extension in length in a couple of places, juuuuuust in case.

So far I have sewn the CB seam and pinned the cowl in place.  Looks great and the drape of the fabric is lovely.  Technically the drape should have been cut on the bias, but the flow and drape of the fabric made me think it would work.  I have done the proper diagonal thing on muslins before and not found it to be essential with a drapey knit.

Once I get the front attached to the back, I will get some photos up.  Friday is my last day of work, so progress should be rapid after that!

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