Thursday, 14 February 2013

Cutting Out the Pieces for My Dress!!

It's taken a while to pluck up the courage to finally cut out the pieces for this dress. Luckily however it seems that the Size 12 stated on the pattern does, after all, actually refer to a UK size 12, even if the annotation, "Sizes U.S.A. only" suggests otherwise.  

Bust body measurement it gives as 34" for size 12.  Sounds about right?

Now last time I cut out a pattern I didn't get everything quite right - so this time I'm going to try and do it all a bit more carefully.  I even ironed the fabric and the pattern, and weighted the pattern pieces down with books ready for cutting.....

Except when I started to cut, I realised that books were not enough.  So I pinned the whole lot to the carpet beneath....... is this a standard sewing practice??

Okay so this is just a short post - because I finally plucked up the courage to CUT into the material!! & I'm feeling very proud that I managed to cut out all the pieces for the bodice part of the dress without accidentally cutting off even one of the little triangle marker things! 

The dress saga will continue..........


  1. I think it's more usual to cut on a table! Saves your back for one thing. Good luck with the sewing

    1. Mental note about the table protocol made.....

      However, my table seems too slidey or something. So I think I'll continue to anchor large pieces to the living room carpet with pins.... works for me!

      I read your post about sewing in a V shape and using interfacing... The skirt part has one of these, so I'll check out your method again before I get to that point. :)

  2. Oh Sally, what are you like? At least with the redirect people will find you now whether they can spell or not :-)

    1. :) LOL - I couldn't believe it when I saw what I'd done. (And for those of you who hadn't noticed, check out the spelling of my webaddress above.... sallysewssomeTING! Duh! Now if you type in the correct one I have a re-direct set up to here!)


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