Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Mishmosh And Progress

I had a lot to post about this week, but Blogger has been very non-cooperative. I keep getting error messages. So, I hope you won't mind too much if I mosh it all into one progress report post before the weekend.

Lingerie: Welcome to Wedgieville
First, I wore my newly sewn panties this week. It did not all go according to plan. Midway thru the morning, the panties began to creep up. Um, in the front. Um, a lot. And it was all downhill from there (or uphill, to be totally frank). Sorry, this is definitely TMI! Anyway, I think the problem is that they are too long in the crotch and the front is riding up, so I am going to take them in a bit and will report back. I sometimes have this problem in RTW panties too.

High hopes for my low riders
A note on the style of these panties: by "Brazilian," what Jalie means is that they are a tanga - basically the love child of a boy short and a thong -i.e. lots of cheek-peek. If you don't like panties that fit like this in the back, then these are probably not for you. Resistance is futile: wedgies are inevitable.

Pants: Fabric Love
I've still got some work ahead, but these are really coming together nicely. Details are done (darts, pockets, fly/zipper...) and I am ready to do seams and then drop in the linging. May I just say that it is so nice to sew with such a beautiful fabric? It is. I need to give myself a promotion. Whenever I've sewn with really good quality (read: more expensive than I normally allow myself) fabric, I have been thoroughly happy with the results. So, I think I am just going to have to allow myself a larger budget when it comes to fabric.

Here is a peek inside the pocket. The pocketing really is just right for these.

Lady Grey Coat: Muslin Time!
I am mostly done amassing the notions and a few tools for this project. It is time to work on the muslin. Actually, first I have to trace, alter and cut the pattern.
I still haven't bought fabric, and I may actually wait until I decide that I like how the muslin comes out. You see, since I'm only planning on making this jacket once, I am not going to use a cheap fabric or lining (see above pants comments). I've narrowed it down to 4 different wool or wool/cashmere blends, the least expensive of which is $25/yd. The silk charmeuse I am contemplating for the lining is $12/yd. So, given the yardages that I will need and depending on my final choice, this is going to cost roughly $150-$250 for the fabric. So, I think waiting until the muslin is sewn before buying is probably wise.

Other News: I'd like to thank the Academy...This week I was nominated for two lovely blog awards by Faye of Faye's Sewing Adventures. I am touched and tickled. Thank you, Faye. I'll post these awards next week!

Have a great weekend, everyone!


The Slapdash Sewist said...

Ah, thank you for the report. Yeah, I don't think I'll be wearing the tangas. No wedgies for me!

Faye Lewis said...

You are welcomed! I like your new undies. I'll be glad when my body gets to the size that it looks good i a pair like that.

Sheila said...

I had a good chuckle over wedgie post. My daughter introduced me to the lace cheekies and purchased a few for me... love them. Alternative to thongs and will use the one I have not worn as a template and try my hand at making one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Summer said...

I'm so glad to hear someone voice my issue with Brazilian panties! Sometimes I'm willing to walk around with a wedgie, most days not so much.

I've had the same issue with overlong crotches so maybe we're underwear twins, lol. Hope the lacy pants turn out to be wearable--they're so pretty :)