And speaking of muslins…
I’m so geeked that you all are as excited as I am by the muslin of NL 6067. I think it’s going to be great!
Here’s the odd thing I noted though… I discovered with this muslin that I love making muslins almost more than making the actual garments themselves. I mean, when you sew a quick and dirty muslin of garment, you don’t actually cut or sew the facings or lining and you don’t finish any seams. You just make the outer shell without any of the inner workings. It’s SO QUICK! And you get an almost whole garment out of it. It’s almost the real thing!
I know “almost” is not really a finished and wearable garment. But what a bang for the buck. It’s so satisfying to sew that quickly and get a real sense of how a garment is going to work or not. And when it works, Wow! It really works.
The dark side of that coin though is that the actual sewing of the garment will be a little less fun because there will be soooo many more steps involved. My A to Z just added a few more alphabet letters. I know I will love this finished dress and wear it to death but… I have to say the hardest part of the project is starting it now.
So my question for you all is, ok there are two questions:
- Do you enjoy muslining like I do for that quickie
- Do you find starting a project daunting when you think about all you have to prep before you actually get to sew (cutting lining, fashion fabric, interfacing, marking, etc.)?
Now I just have to buy some matching piping for the obi-esque belt. This fabric might be actually hard to match since the hues are so muted and the finish of the fabric is a little suede-y. I could just go with a plain matte black though. Hmmm…. food for thought.