Tag Archives: fitting

Aaaargh! Freakin’ Trousers

They are too big.  Too.  Bloody.  Big. Frankly they almost fall down when I don’t hold onto them but I did take a picture of the inside before I tried them on because I liked the colours … How did … Continue reading

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Trouser muslin #2

Winter is well and truly here and my sewing room is snug, perfect for avoiding housework and other chores.  As is mucking about with crotch alterations apparently.  I really really need to get cleaning.  Soon. Consequently my muslin has been … Continue reading

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BurdaStyle 04-2011-104

My BurdaStyle pants are all calico’d up and ready to check.  No alterations done yet and they are without fly front zipper or pockets. Oh, apologies for the creases – I wore them while setting up for the pictures. Overall … Continue reading

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Bodice block is on hold for the mo

A few evenings ago I climbed back into the bodice and stood very still while JJ carefully pinned me in (note to self, a centre back closure on a block is just daft).  About ten minutes later he ever so … Continue reading

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I knew it

Guess what, I am a non-standard body shape.  Oh My God! Hah.  My point actually is that until this week I had been dithering about where to begin with my mission to learn to fit garments to my oddball body … Continue reading

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