Time Spent: ca 1 hr 30
Total Time Spent: 4 hrs
Tonight, I finished marking. Most of my marking was done with chalk, but I decided to mark the grainline and cross grain on the front panels and sleeves. Ever the teacher, I asked why on earth this was necessary and learned that sewing these lines in a contrasting colour help to see how the fabric drapes once done, and shows asymmetry easily. Click here for the Burda article.
I was glad to actually get to pull out my machine tonight, though all I got to do was mark and sew two darts. Neither of which was exciting. I stopped at this point because the next steps all involve interfacing (which I’m not bothering with for the practice run. To the much more experienced sewers out there, is this an awful idea?) and I’m too tired to wade through the directions for the next step. I plan on logging a few hours tomorrow, so hopefully I will actually be able to sew a couple of panels together and make this thing look like clothing. 🙂