Good grief, this birthday present may have created a monster! Yesterday I decided to try and tackle making something with a pattern. My mom told me not to read it, just to look at the pictures, so with that knowledge in hand I got out some muslin fabric and went to town! I got it all pinned on and cut out and had the front pieces sewn together then I had to gather. I had no clue how to gather........nada........so I turned around to my trusty computer and did a search. K......got it.......know how to gather.
Then the door bell rang. It was Darlin' Deb and boy was I glad to see her! I thought about calling her to ask how to gather, but I didn't want to bother her.......silly me. So anywho, she had brought over a blouse that she had made. She wanted me to try it on because she wants to make me one. It fit except was tight across the shoulders and arms (cause I'm a super duper body buildin' mama!) and it was beautiful! I really liked it alot and Darlin' Deb is a good seamstress.
She proceeded to inspect my work and break into a fit of giggles at the mess that I had made of cutting out my pattern. See, if I don't understand the importance of something (ie, points) on a pattern, I don't make a big deal of making sure I cut it out nicely. So.........there was some stuff on my pieces that didn't exactly match up. Darlin' Deb was having a fit of the vapors that my mom would've been proud of, but she went ahead and helped me out anyway, repeating over and over under her breath....it's only for practice, it's only for practice............LOL!
Here is Deb showing me how to pin a sleeve on....