Monday, February 4, 2013

Pimp my Pencil Skirt Sew Along: a belated update

Dear readers,

I am sorry this comes late, but I'd like to thank all of you who were so patient to wait with our sew-along. I know I haven't explained things, but I had to wrap my head around a few changes in my life and make important decisions, some of them related to this blog as well. I won't bore you with details, for now I am glad some of you are still interested in going on with the Burberry skirt. So, here is the update.



I will upload the remaining three posts on the straight skirt sloper this week, so you get Friday, Saturday and Sunday to make a muslin. All the fitting discussion will take place in our Flickr group - I am updating it too. For the following few days we will be working on a few alterations for the pencil skirt, adding princess lines and making the final muslin. Finally we will draft and position the flounce.

Until the next post, please have a look at our previous posts listed on the Sew-Along page. Please feel free to ask questions or make suggestions!

13 comments:

  1. I'm not following the sewalong but really hope life levels out for you soon.

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  2. Thank you, Evie! Sometimes it's good to be challenged because it helps you realize what's really important :)

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  3. Yay! I am clearing some sewing time this weekend!

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    1. ahem, actually, more drafting then sewing :)

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    2. Yeah. I'm actually very happy with the pace because I feel I can do each step slowing so I can explore the learning. I will upload my ideas next week

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  4. This is all good Marina. January was busy and I would have only been able to work on this in Feb, which we're now in.
    Drafting is one of my aims this month too.
    Take care.

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  5. Hi Marina,

    I'm glad to hear things are stabilizing for you. I've also been going through a major upheaval for the past few months and I know how difficult it can be when your foundations are shaking. However, things always work out for the best (even when it doesn't seem that way at first.)

    I'm really looking forward to the posts this weekend. Drafting is something I definitely want to learn.

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  6. When things get tough they really get tough, don't they?? We can all understand that because it happens to all of us. I am still really interested in making this skirt. Looking forward to the upcoming posts!!

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  7. I'm sorry to hear you've had a tough time, but it's really lovely to see you blogging again. I hadn't started this sewalong before, but now I think I'll join!

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  8. Marina, you were missed! I totally get the real life versus blogging conflict, so don't worry. Hope everything will work out for everybody's benefit, but firstly and most importantly yours.. :) Sew- along related- did you see this? http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/clothing/skirt-your-size-sewing-pattern-4214/43414

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  9. So glad you're back! :) I'm definitely still interested in the draft-along, and I'm not concerned if there's delays... real life is more important, and it's so generous of you to be hosting this and sharing such valuable information with us :)

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  10. I'm glad you're back too! Did you see Lekala pattern 4124?

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  11. Everybody sad-welcome back! Well, welcome back! This skirt is fantastic! I follow you

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