This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make her Starlet Suit. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.
I’m currently shoulder deep in muslin fitting. Literally. Between deadlines at work keeping me insanely busy, responsibilities at home, and wanting to spend what little free time I had over Memorial Day weekend with friends, I wasn’t able to get mid-fitting muslin photos to show off. But, as I’m currently on the very steep part of the fitting learning curve, it’s probably all for the best anyway. I do think I’m just about there… and I hope to be able to tell you all about it next Tuesday.
Today I’ll simply bedazzle you with the fine fabrics you’ll be seeing every Tuesday for the foreseeable future. The jacket itself will be made from an exquisite ivory Italian linen-and-wool blend. I’ve paired it with a fun silk charmeuse lining appropriately named “Fantasy in the Voids” and corozo nut buttons. The fabric and buttons are all from FineFabrics.com, my absolute favorite place to buy fabric. I have hair canvas for the hand tailoring, and I picked up some of the weft interfacing that Gertie uses in the class from Fashion Sewing Supply during their most recent sale.
Now to get that muslin fitted so that I can start working with these fine fabrics!