I love a bargain, or trying to create something out of nothing (something I picked up from my thrifty mother).
I have my chickens and my kitchen garden, both of these provide produce for my love of cooking.
Basically, if you can sew it, make, grow it or cook it you have come to the right place.
Follow me on my sewing/growing/cooking and making adventures together with some of life’s daily trials and tribulations.
Chanel Jacket - P's journey (2 tissue and muslin fitting)
The first stage of my Chanel journey was to cut out the pattern pieces, iron them with a warm (non-steam) iron and then pin the front, back and side pieces together to tissue fit on me and Edna seen here in these photos.
Once I was satisfied with the tissue fit, I then cut out the main pattern pieces in some muslin (purchased from Ikea). I sewed the pieces together using a long stitch so that if I need to unpick any of the seams it can be done easily.
As you can see here there is a little gap at the bottom front of the muslin which indicates that I need to amend the front of the jacket so that the front edges hang down straight without the gap.
I am tempted to put in an FBA (which I normally do), so I need to experiment with this before I cut my fashion fabric.