Giving it another go …

I started the year with the #2017makenine Challenge – pick nine patterns and get ‘er done during the year!  So far, I am not too sure if I have been successful though.  I started with the dress pattern in the bottom left hand corner.  It was Vogue 9202, but it turned into a top, McCalls 6896 – actually rather successfully!

Last weekend I started my second garment of the #2017makenine Challenge.  Pants/trousers in the middle row, left side – Vogue 7881, described as “Claire Shaeffer Custom Couture Collection”.  How’s it going?

Well I took a good look at that pants pattern again and decided that I wanted to forgo the “couture” techniques just for now – I just don’t have the interest or energy!  I just want some pants, quickly, like now.  So I switched to another pants pattern of mine, Vogue V2532.  A simple pattern – fronts, backs, pockets and waistband – described as a “basic design”.

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Did I do okay? Part two… and a quick Cardi for the cold office!

I am going to try it again.  Like always, if you don’t like it the first time, keep trying until you are happy with the results.  I traced my first pattern in my lifetime here. It was good, but not great.  So I try again, this time with tracing paper from the art section of my craft store.  Unfortunately in my excitement in finding it I grabbed the wrong width, so I might have to tape together two widths of it to make it wide enough for some of my tissue pattern pieces to fit.  But I do have lots so I am not worried about that!

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