Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I Need A List!!!

Last night I started working on my, hopefully, wearable muslin for the skirt from Butterick 3717 and I can't believe how many things I have already messed up or not done.

I cut a size 14 because that is what I cut the capris. I was going to add a 1/2 inch at the side seams before cutting it out, but I forgot. I got all the darts in okay, then the partial back seam (it has a kick vent) and pinned in the zipper and the side seams to fit it. A little snug at 5/8's seams, but without the extra 1/2 inch allowance I was going to add, I could only do 1/2 inch seams.

So I started to sew the side seams, now mind you when I pin basted it the pins were on the outside, which means so was the seam I was sewing! Luckily, I got about 2 inches done before I figured out something wasn't right. As I was tearing out the side seam another lightbulb went on....... I hadn't sewn the zipper, it was still just pinned in, have to sew that in before the side seams.

So I put the zipper in, and realized I forgot to finish the back seam before I put it in. I don't have a serger so just zigzag or turn the allowance under 1/4 inch. I was able to finish the seam without taking the zipper out.

Then I did sew the side seams (inside this time) and got one side of the waistband on, when I realized I once again, forgot to finish the side seams. I won't have to take the whole waistband off (it hasn't been folded over and stitched down), just take out the seams at the sides so I can finish the side seams all the way up.

So yes, I need a list to check off when I'm making something. I realize this is just a muslin but I get frustrated when I forget things like this. Must be old age..............

To make me feel better I look at these in my front yard:

I love Gerger Daisies!


  1. The flowers are so pretty! Thank you again for commenting on my blog, Chris! Nice to see another "mature" gal out in the blogosphere. :)

  2. Oh What beautiful flowers. As for the mistakes. We all make them. I admire you for making a muslin.I have to admit, I only make one occasionally.