This year I’m sewing along with Claire Shaeffer, using her Custom Couture Collection pattern Vogue V8333. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.
This week’s goal was simply cutting the fashion fabric. I laid out my chosen pattern, Vogue V8333, on my linen-wool fashion fabric from FineFabrics.com (everything over there is still on sale!) and held my breath. After I traced everything, I removed the pattern paper and cut the fabric. I then pinned the pattern paper back on each pair of fabric pieces so that I can mark all of the pattern markings with tailor’s tacks following Claire Shaeffer’s directions.
While I was at it, I peeked back at the Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket Craftsy videos that I was following for this jacket before I moved to Claire’s pattern. It was fun to get back to watching Gertie do her thing, but I have to say that I was disappointed watching her cut paper with her sewing scissors. I feel like she should set the very best example for her students at the expense of the short cuts she might normally take. To each their own, I guess.