Tuesday, October 30, 2012
OMG LOOK I'M SEWING!!
(I love 'toile' as an alternate word for muslin. I picked it up from Tanit-Isis a while back. I mispronounce it as 'toil' in my head, but since muslins are a toil sometimes, it seems the apt word.)
I managed to finish tracing the pattern last night while listening to Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy audio book. It got easier as I went (thanks to everyone for the advice on finding pattern pieces in the Burda pattern sheet mess!), and I can see myself attempting another Burda if I like the garment enough.
Anywho, I wanted to share how the back turned out because I'm giddy about actually sewing (EEEE!) and how the toile is turning out. LOOK AT THOSE SEAMS! The pattern just has you using the wool fabric across the entire back, but I'm considering turning those thin side panels into leather for a bit of back interest. I added the centre back seam in case I have to do any adjustment in the toile, but I think I may keep it in the final garment.
What do you all think: Leather panels on the back? Keep the centre back seamline? Is there any Burda magazine pattern you'd be willing to attempt tracing for?