Hi, everyone! I’m Lindsey, host of the sewing YouTube channel, Inside The Hem, 30-something dog mom, resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, and McCall Pattern Company super fan! I’m so excited to share all my tips for making Vogue Pattern V9351’s jacket and jumpsuit in this Holiday Sew-Along!
This week on the sew-along we’re talking about making a muslin of your pants or overalls before you cut into your fashion fabric. Here is our sage advice on this topic:
A muslin is something you never regret making. Not making a muslin is something you often regret.
I made one, as you see here, and while I was happy with most of the fit, the muslin helped me see that I needed to narrow the fit in the thigh area. I altered my pattern tissue to reflect this, and now hopefully I won’t need to fiddle with this area when I make my real pants.
To learn more about making a muslin for this particular pattern, head over to my sew-along co-host’s blog, Amanda’s Adventures in Sewing.
Have you joined our Facebook group for this sew-along? It’s a great place to share your progress and ask questions. We’ll keep it open to new members through the end of May.
Next week in the sew-along: Pockets (steps 1-13)
We just looked at the calendar and realized it’s time to start thinking about our Fall Sew-Along. What would you like to sew this time? Here’s what we’ve made in the past for our sew-alongs:
- Spring 2016: shirtdresses
- Fall 2015: Vogue Patterns V1467 Anne Klein pea coat
- Spring 2015: wrapdresses
- Fall 2014: Vogue Patterns V1419 Ralph Rucci coat
Typically in the fall we’ve all sewn together a single pattern that offers a few more challenges. For our past spring sew-alongs we’ve chosen to sew a style together—so far wrapdresses and shirtdresses—and participants can use any of our patterns in that style.
But hey, we’re always open to suggestions when it comes to sew-alongs, and there’s no reason why we have to always do things the same way. What would you like to sew for our Fall 2016 Sew-Along? (It’s most likely it won’t actually get underway until late September/early October.) Leave a comment here and let us know!