Wednesday, August 22, 2012

another happy, happy, joy, joy! but no real progress

http://www.sewaholicpatterns.com/product/1204-alma-blouse

Guess what was hiding in my mailbox! yep, the Alma pattern arrived last night! I was very tempted to start cutting my fabric immediately, but i haven't finished my hopefully-not-a-tent dress (who am i kidding, i'll be putting that on hold), and it was girls movie date night. (The theater near me has $6 movies on tuesdays, yay!) So i didn't get any sewing done (or tracing or cutting). But i did admire the pattern. ("my precious…" ha ha ha) It looks very well designed, both as a pattern and the packaging. And the instructions look easy to follow. Being a very visual person, i love all of the drawings - the more drawings, the better! And i'm going to be a good little sewer and trace my pattern onto other paper instead of just hacking up the original (like i did with my last 2 patterns, ha!)

who knew i'd get so excited over a pattern… is there a pattern that you've gotten so excited about that you just can't wait to get started on it??


8 comments:

  1. I received my Alma a few days ago too! (lmao @ my precious)

    I was thinking of tracing the pattern too! lol I don't want to mess it up since it did cost a bit more than what I pay for all my other patterns. My dilemma is - fabric.

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    1. What fabrics are you deciding between? Or are you going to buy something new?

      I'm going to do a muslin in fabric i already have, and then head to the store to pick out new fabric after i get the muslin all worked out.

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  2. Tracing patterns is definitely worth it. You can cut them up and draw all over them to make alterations without feeling bad about destroying them. And if you like me and get so far down the path of alternates you can't even remember where you started you can then go back to the original and start again! Good luck with the Alma. I think it will be worth skipping other projects to get this done. It's so practical and pretty!

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    1. Ah thank you for encouraging me to skip ahead to a new project, he he! Do you have a favorite type of paper to trace to? I have some parchment used for cooking that i might try, it's semi-see-through.

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  3. It's absolutely, 100% a very good idea to trace patterns, methinks. Especially versatile multi-sized ones... There are too many patterns leftover from my younger years that I cut and lived to regret!

    That Alma top is so cute. If I had a smidgen of sewing-for-me time, I'd be all over it. :)

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    1. Well you'll be so proud - I traced the pattern! And I'm going to try to make that a good sewing habit from now on, promise!

      Hope you can make time for some "sewing-for-me" time in between all of your busy pattern-making! I'd love to read more posts on the step-by-step process you go through in designing and producing patterns. It's so involved!!! …which makes me appreciate all of the effort of independent designers and it would be a shame to cut up a pattern that someone worked so hard to produce. There should be one of those blog pledge buttons that says "I Will Trace!" haha

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  4. Ooh, I can't wait to see when you make this pattern...I've been eyeing it since it came out!

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    1. So far so good! Let's hope it ends well!

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