I’ve been stalled in my sewing lately. I whipped up a little scarf sure, but I have been paralyzed with fear. My next project involves cutting into my feather digital print fabric.
It’s so purdy. I also know, from my wearable muslin, that I need to make a couple of tweaks. So I am nervous to start.
Friday evening I laid out my pattern pieces in prep for cutting. I knew that I wanted the bodice pieces to be cut so the print lined up. Remember I did this with my Minoru rain jacket.
You can see that the bottom of the front pieces line up along a dark line in the print, just under the pink. (Side bar: the white paper is where I lengthened the bodice pieces-not the most professional finish but it works.)
For the back pieces I found the repeat in the pattern so once it is sewn the print will be nicely lined up.
I was less concerned about the skirt pieces. It is a busy print. As long as it lines up along the waist, I’m not worried about it matching the bodice.
I can’t decide if I like the blue or the pink in the fabric more. I’ll keep the skirt long like my muslin so it slows all of the print. (Sigh.)
I have decided to cut with the “feathers” pointing up. It just looked better when I held it in front of myself.
What do you think? Should I push through the fear?
What I’m listening to: San Francisco by Foxygen