Draping and drafting a pattern from scratch – that’s what I’ll decided to do for Fearless February. Although I’ll be starting next week on 2 of my fearless projects. I have a few project deadlines to get through this week.
My comment is there on Victoria’s blog in black and white. As Dr Phil says “What were you thinking?”
So I have lace pieces in the fabric stash that I’d like to work on and TJ from The Perfect Nose enabled me last month with this perfect starting point – Enid Gilchrist!
I could try the easy route and make this ‘beach dress’ in soft, cool eyelet fabric for our humid summer weather.
However, being Fearless February, I’ll make the day dress and use eyelet or lace fabric. I have had one attempt at drafting this dress for a 36″ bust today. Fearless. Test dress is ready to cut out.
2: Showerproof Minoru #2
I made Minoru #2 because I’ve never used PUL fabric so this was a new experience. I was being fearless. I used Tasia’s tutorials to make this version better than Minoru #1. I wear Minoru #1 a lot. And this piece was finished early Feb to coincide with Deb’s Sew Grateful week. Thank you for your comments throughout Sew Grateful week.
3: Draping and lace
And Victoria has been waving draping resources at us over the last few months so I’ll have to do some reading and give draping a go later in Feb. I have Draping for apparel design by Helen Joseph-Armstrong on my desk.
However I did discover winter jungle prints…in my stash.
They all sound great. Looking forward to seeing them done (especially the jacket)
Some amazing challenges for this month and look forward to seeing the results.
Looking forward to seeing how you go with the Enid Glichrist. I've had mixed success with them.
Whee you're using the Enid! You could just draft it for the size give and then use Sunni's tutorial to grade it to your size. I'll be grading something this month too-can't wait to see your next jacket!
*given. Sorry X)
I've got a few Enid Gilchrist mags but not that one. I love the day dress, you should definately make it! (I've yet to use one of Enid's patterns)
I just adore that little night dress/beach dress pattern!
Hi, I've just found your blog via Victoria's tenthousandsewinghours/Fearless February project. I've joined too. I'm intrigued to see how your project goes- I remember Enid Gilchrist patterns from teenage years – they were all you could get. Where did you get them?