Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Muslin Mania

I'm not sure I can type in this recliner!  My laptop doesn't want to cooperate sometimes, so I decided to move to another chair -- in another room -- that is closer to the hot spot that makes my laptop work wirelessly.  It does seem to work better here, BUT I am reclined so far back, I can hardly type. 

Imagine that lady with a laptop on her lap, and you will have the picture of my position.  Thank goodness, my belly isn't quite that big.  I do still HAVE a lap.

Today was a total waste of sewing time.  I'm working with a new Louise Cutting pattern called My Heart's Aflutter.  I am on my THIRD muslin.  Muslin #1 was the slinky pink with black dots.  I already forgot what was wrong with it.  Way too big, I think.

Muslin #2 is wearable, but it isn't perfect enough for me.  It would have been great IF I had redrawn the armhole facings and the neckline facing.  I didn't think about the FBA causing the armhole to change, but it did.  The neckline was changed by the round back, but not much.

Anyway, I started over on Muslin #3, and totally messed it up.  It is in the garbage.  I had to CUT IT OFF myself.  Big mess!  If I wasn't so cold and wrapped up tightly in a black hoodie and a blanket on top of that, I would take some pictures.  Maybe tomorrow if Muslin #4 turns out. 

OH!  Speaking of tomorrow.  Guess who FINALLY called today?  Yep.  Window World.  Seems they were  able to get the windows in without breaking them, and they will be out tomorrow to install them.  This job will be done, at last!

I would rush home to Jerry, but he is coming up here Friday, so I might as well just stay put.  Plus, Phylly is coming for another play day on Saturday. 

My kitties are meowing.  It is time for their dinner treat.  I better get it ready.

Hugs, Joy



  1. That's a lot of muslins. What is your max for one pattern? Good luck tomorrow.

    1. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. My max for one pattern? I know EXACTLY what that is, actually. When the pattern is no longer recognizable as a pattern, then it, too, goes in the trash. Sometimes, I order it again and start over. I just did that with a Peggy Sagers' pattern.

      Hugs, Joy

  2. I'm having a problem on the same pattern, but it is the over blouse. I used the small and it is huge. It is really interesting to sew together. Sounds like we have our work cut out for us Saturday. I hope I can save mine since I do like it. Next time I will make an extra small.
    Hugs, Phylly


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