I refuse to declare it a wadder as the material is too nice (a cashmere wool I scored in Mongolia). It can be fixed. I know it can. It will just take TIME.
|Prettier in good light :)|
This cashmere wool in this lovely color
I knew that a month ago, but I didn't know until Saturday that I would be in Mongolia for Easter. So, again, TIME is a factor. ...along with FIT.
Sigh. I have been avoiding the FBA for years. Time; i.e., age, has not made things easier in the FIT department--like starting with a 10 in the shoulders & neck and ending with a 14 in the waste--yikes! So, a crash course was in order.
All that slicing and dicing resulted in a fitting muslin with what I hope is perfect ease:
Yes, I know that I should be using a fabric similar to the wool. I don't have any, so muslin it is. I figure on adding some extra when I cut to allow for the wool--though it's a really a thin wool so shouldn't be a prob. Stay tuned for progress reports.
Things I've learned so far:
How to do a FBA. Finally. Pretty amazing actually.
How to tweak things successfully for my No-Longer Misses figure. (WHAT happened to the Women's size in the pattern companies?? Where did they go!!!?? )
That I could safely preshrink wool (to help with the interfacing process) by throwing it in the dryer on Permanent Press with a damp towel
That I will be looking into some other pattern companies that I hear from other bloggers are much more in tune with real bodies.
That I would much rather pin the pattern on me and then make a muslin if needed rather than automatically tracing the pattern. I just find that accuracy gets compromised by tracing. Plus it's a pain.
These 2 patterns are not what I should have chosen for TNTs.
I end with a Munchkin shot that makes me smile