I made a muslin for the bodice and I needed a little more room in the bust so I added small amount to each front piece and lowered the bust. It seemed a good fit, so I cut out the lining and realized I needed to lengthen the bodice because the front waist seam rides up. ARghh! What a pain. So essentially, I think I am going to end up with a full bust adjustment. If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know. You may see a faint pink line in the front view that is under the waist seam and that is the amount that I will be lengthening the bodice.
Aside from that I have also been shopping online! I found petersham ribbon at The Sewing Place. She has a great color selection and lightning fast delivery. I also got a Bernina #34 clear foot and a #57 1/4 foot with guide. I also ordered a Chakoner which makes a fine chalk line using this link. I was watching a video course on Craftsy.com Sewing with Silks and the instructor was using them. I did not pay $49.99 for the class. If you join Craftsy.com, they will occasionally send an email with the classes on sale. I got the course for $14.99 including the Liberty Shirt pattern. I also purchased the Sew the Perfect Fit course that Goodbye Valentino reviewed. I hope she doesn’t mind that am including the link for 40% off. I probably need to stop watching these courses that make me want to buy more notions! I also bought some 1 inch fabric covered buckle kits from Maxant Button & Supply. Shipping is pricey, but I have not found a better source.
Last but not least, there is a voile and cotton lawn sale at Fabric.com. This includes Liberty of London fabrics. They are 20% off their original price. I usually google for a Fabric.com coupon code and find an additional 15% off coupon code. I couldn’t help it. I purchased some Hello Kitty fabric.
I hope you all had a great Easter. We sure did. Had a nice time with family. Here is a picture of our kids…Daughter is 9 and son is 4.
**No children were psychologically scarred for this picture.