Yes, the fabric for my muslin is horrible, I’m glad to use it and throw it away afterwards. Marie-Christine wondered why I make a muslin for gym pants, and I can imagine that wondering. The stretch will be a bit different, but it gives a better indication now than the original pattern. I want to use piping or a strip of another color on the side and make pockets, so I want to know how the fit is and not just cut a strip of fabric off on the side after sewing it. The muslin only took half an hour including changing, so that’s not a lot of time and no fabric really lost.
Currently my sewing is not going fast, and that’s an understatement. I’ve had a severe cold this week and we were redecorating our bedroom. My sewing room was filled with other stuff till yesterday afternoon. And there was work too of course. Today a huge inspiration arrived: Knip Mode February 2011. They always publish about 3 weeks before the actual month. I’m not joining the 12-jacket a montn sew-along at stitchers guild, because I won’t come anything near 12 jackets this year. The February issue of Knip mode gives a few nice jackets though, so I might sew a few in this year.
Like Burda every spring there are some navy-themed garments (black/white), but they are styled very modern. Melissagave a good impression of the January issue with all the pants/trousers. I’m very happy that I subscribed this year.
My impression of a few favoriets. My daughter browsed the issue before me, and thought the jacket in the top left corner was designed for me. What do you think?
Must make more time to sew.