But first! A muslin!
If any of you out there have sewn with BurdaStyle patterns then you know how notoriously BAD their sewing and construction instructions are. For real, one of the steps is to cut out the paper pattern pieces. Really? You mean I don’t just use them all on one big huge sheet? Sorry, that is one thing that I think everyone should figure out without it being said. Now, mentioning that for a skirt you want to pick your size based on your hip measurements is something that most people may not be able to figure out.
Enough, on to the muslin. I think this is the first pattern that I have not done a single alteration to. whoohoo! Here are some pics.
So, for real, I’m totally obsessed with this pattern. I want to make it in every color and pattern and print. I want to wear it every day. I some how think that if I wear this skirt every day I’ll just be the happiest high school math teacher ever. With cute little blouses!?!? YES! What? Me? Wearing blouses? I must be getting old. Or sick. Someone do a temperature read!
But on a serious note: until you’re really really really really good at making patterns that fit your own body, please make a muslin for every. single. garment that you make. It will seriously make your life so much easier. And don’t take shortcuts when making your muslin. You may cuss and cry and have to make 8 muslins to get a garment to fit you perfectly, but when it comes time to cut into your pricey gorgeous and sold out and no longer available fashion fabric, you’ll know exactly what you are doing and not have to worry at all about what problems you may run into. You’ll already have run into every problem you could possibly run into.
My other tip is iron every single step of the way. No, seriously. Iron everything. Every single step. Every seam should be pressed open. Iron until you hate ironing. And then when your garment is done, people will be asking you where you bought it instead of how you made it.