I am getting ready for a big party this afternoon. Like other parents my days of going out until 4 in the morning have been put on hold for a few years. But we are having a house full this afternoon including at least 12 children. Yes i am silently screaming. But, i did find some time to do a spot of sewing or rather cutting yesterday.
sewcurvy. I meant to take a lovely picture of the wrapping and all the loveliness within, basically though i was just too anxious to get into it so completely forgot about the photo taking.
The kit itself has everything you need and it looks a quite daunting project. As Julia said though it is just a lot of straight lines. my worry is that i will rush everything or be less accurate than is called for. (I am well aware of my own downfalls believe me)
So, I have read the FAQs in the kit at least three times. I let go of ego when i did the measurements (and luckily there is an FAQ for that as well) After losing a lot of weight i now generally buy a 12 or a size 10 if the shop is being nice to me. However in the corset measurements, my measurements are for a size 14. Now i know this doesn't matter in the slightest but i had to resist the temptation to make a size 12. Actually my waist falls between the two so i will go for the bigger and then shout for Julia's help at the end if needed.
In the FAQ's it has a fantastic bit from a size 8 lady who is having to cut herself out a size 12. This made me feel better.
So i cut out the pattern pieces, pinned to the fabric, chalked round and CAREFULLY cut out. Writing on the wrong side the pattern number and the correct way up. I am also planning to faintly draw in sewing lines. I am very excited by this project though. The female form in all its shape and sizes is after all a beautiful thing and should be celebrated.
See you in 2011.