You might remember my post Ooh La La... Learning French Seams where a lovely soul, Linda, asked if I were interested in sewing classes. (To read my entire geeky response, just click HERE. I am such a goober.) So far, she has not issued a restraining order against me! ;-) This post is about my second class with her.
So, THIS BOOK is part of my Twenty Wishes for 2015, but I don't exactly know what I am doing. LOL! I specifically asked Linda for a class on how to fit a bodice. Choosing the Audrey dress from Famous Frocks, we worked for three hours, with Linda teaching me how to measure my torso about a million different ways and then writing all over the paper pattern pieces. Oooh! Say that three times fast. Paper Pattern Pieces. Paper Pattern Pieces. Paper Pattern Pieces. Whew! I had never sewn princess seams before and was pretty intimidated. If they don't fit perfectly, they just look awful. YIKES! I am so very grateful to Linda for scheduling this class just for me. Interestingly, two other gals signed up and we all had a great time!
Most of the class was spent measuring and writing. Once the muslin was cut and sewn (get this, I couldn't believe it)) the bodice fit perfectly on the first try! THE FIRST TRY! Thank you, Linda!
It may not look like much, but seeing the fit made me feel like I had climbed Mount Everest! What a victory! It fit on The First Try!
The actual dress is coming along nicely! I can't wait for you to see it!
What have been learning and/or teaching?