The Draft

I am making a sloper! My drafting books out and I am making two skirt from scratch.
Skirt 1 : I signed up for Petit Main Sauvage draft-along with the intention to make some Holiday dress and I need some practice.
I have some misgivings about spending 25-30 hours on a dress I won't wear much though, like this one, worn only twice. I love to make them, I don't wear them. I would rather make that jumpsuit with the mystery tweed that I fondle in secret. I would wear a jumpsuit, for sure.
This means I would have to draft some pants and well, I don't understand pants.
Maybe I should talk to Lauriana about that, she makes good pants.
Skirt 2 : My friend Sonia is very tall, has a small waist and wide hips and can't find skirts that fit in stores and she has been pestering me to make skirts for her.
So here I am, paper, ruler, scissors, Skype. What? Sonia is in Paris and I am not so she took her measurments, I made a muslin and last week we had a Skype fitting which I thought was really funny. Conversation was really strange : "turn, turn, pinch, sit, mmh! back up" and the video is better kept private, but it is possible to fit someone this way.
I have to thank Marina at Frabjous Couture who wrote a neat blog post about grainline fittings on BurdaStyle. It helped a lot.
The mission is to make two low waist knee length pencil skirts with a slit in the back so we can both come out of a car with elegance, without having to pull our skirts down.

I made some adjustments to the pattern yesterday and redrafted, I'll be sending a more complete toile on Monday, we should then know if this is working. I messed up the maths on mine and I can't sit!
Did you know that if you tape 2 Pip Squeaks together, you get a 5/8 seam allowance? Smile!

2 commentaires :

  1. Ahahah, fitting by Skype sounds hilarious! Can't wait to see the end result, I'm sure you'll do brilliantly well.

  2. I'm still on the fence about this one, but you know as usual with every project, you learn, it's a very interesting process but it seems to highlight my lack of fitting knowledge!


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