Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ready, Set, Sew!!

Fabric from GorgeousFabrics arrived today!  Winter Sunshine wool crepe and a yellow/black/white stripe lining  to go with it.



I made a muslin for M5711.  This pattern was very well drafted.  Everything fit together perfectly. 

Front and back:



Squared armsythe.


Dropped sleeve with a pleat:


I tried Pam's method of shrinking the wool crepe by putting it in the dryer with hot, wet towels.  There was no shrinkage. Wool crepe should shrink quite a bit .  So, tomorrow I will begin the laborious task of wet-ironing it.  All that steam around my middle age self is going to hot me up but good.  Not to mention that I have excessively curly/frizzy hair even in a totally dry place.  Still, it has to be done..

I'll probably underline with batiste.  That's in the dryer now.  More ironing.  Once that's done, the fun begins on Jacket #1 of 12!

17 Talk to me:

Rhoto said...

"All that steam around my middle age self is going to hot me up but good. Not to mention that I have excessively curly/frizzy hair even in a totally dry place. Still, it has to be done.... Tee! Hee!!! You're a HOOT, Gwen!! ;)

Cindy said...

At least it is freezing cold outside! I just got inside from a walk and a hot,steamy iron sounds nice.
Hope it goes well tomorrow. It does sound like a lot of work!

MushyWear said...

I had a package from Gorgeous Fabrics arrive today too. Always so exciting. Your muslin looks great. This jacket will be beautiful.

Irene said...

So much work before you can even cut into your fabric - but so worth it for excellent results. Looking forward to seeing this gorgeous yellow jacket.

shams said...

That's good feedback that the dryer method didn't work for you. My next coat will be wool crepe, so I guess I'm in the same boat as you.

That is a very cute muslin!

Linda T said...

That muslin looks wonderful, Gwen. This jacket should be a piece of cake to sew. Oh, and lovely color!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

The muslin looks great! The fabric is lovely.

Bunny said...

Your muslin looks fabulous so we know the jacket will be even more so. Kind of odd that the crepe didn't shrink. There are some wools that are treated and do not shrink. You may want to check with Ann before going thru the ironing process.

Sharon said...

I just love that color! The muslin's looking really good. And I'm glad you mentioned that method of pre-shrinking your wool crepe. I was going to try that method tomorrow as I have wool crepe picked out for an upcoming sewing project also.

Flamingo K (aka Karen Schurr) said...

I'm really jealous of your Gorgeous Fabric...just love her stuff. The muslin looks great, and can't wait to see the finished work. Best of luck with all that steaming.

Sister said...

Gorgeous muslin - I love the style! Good luck in your sweatshop!

vernonfashionstudio said...

I love this pattern! I really do! The prep of the fabric doesn't sound like much fun though.

Linda T

Sherry said...

What a gorgeous colour for winter - just what is needed to lift the mood! This pattern looks like a lovely design - it'll look great in a colour.

Susan said...

I haven't purchased fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics in awhile....uh oh - fabric envy. lol!

Sigrid said...

The muslin looks great, it will be a beautiful jacket.
Happy and creative new year Gwen.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I am so curious to see how this turns out. I love almost all the design details of that pattern, but the dropped shoulder looks movement-restrictive so I've written it off. Love your bright yellow!

Cennetta said...

Great fabric and design combo. The muslin looks good.

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