Friday, February 08, 2013

When the universe conspires to help us sew

I've been trying to figure out how to copy View C of New Look 6000 for Winnie's Polka Dot FrockFrest, but didn't feel too confident about my progress so far.


Imagine my surprise when I saw the evening's program at pattern drafting class!

This skirt is half of my dress right there! My teacher Nick was more than happy to fill me in on how to proceed with the other half and I now think I have it down now. I've been enjoying my pattern drafting class SO. MUCH. by the way -- I have to do a separate post about it.

Now, the only issue standing between me and New Look 6000 is my darn bodice bloc. I desperately need to fix. Although it's totally functional at the moment, the position of the bust point and bust darts are not accurate, which is weird since it fits like a glove, but which totally won't fly with dart manipulation.

Speaking of positive sewing coincidences: Last year, in Granada, I kept thinking "I need to buy a screwdriver to fix my sewing machine. I need to buy a screwdriver. I need to buy a screwdriver." And the next thing I know, I wake up one morning and there is a bright-red screwdriver that seems to have fallen from the sky to land on my third-floor terrace. I was able to fix my sewing machine and two days later I had a brand new Minoru jacket, which I love to this day. How crazy is that?

Sometimes, the universe conspires to help us sew! And I'm sew grateful when that happens!


  1. Wow, how exciting that you're going to copy View C just from drafting your own...that's very cool! Can't wait to see you version! And the screwdriver story is pretty weird and wonderful!

  2. Waiting eagerly for your pattern drafting post - you are very clever to do this...that screwdriver must have a pretty interesting story within its handle...J

    1. My thought exactly! To this day, I have no idea how it landed there. NO. IDEA. From the configuration of the terrace, couldn't have "dropped" it there; I was on the last floor!

  3. oh .. how cool its that. I really need to start a pattern drafting course... its so much fun!

  4. I'm very curious to hear more about this pattern drafting class. I'll be relocating back to Toronto in September and may just have to sign up for the class based on your review. Looking forward to seeing your version of NL 6000.

  5. Wow, thats awesome! And your class looks so fun - Where is it again? Some day I'd love to take something similar... would be more fun with friends! ;)

  6. haha! I love how one shot has a timmy's coffee in the background (so jealous!). I totally believe that we call things into our lives by the power of thought! That's awesome, I hope you're enjoying your class.

  7. Sewing Serendipity- love it! And your dress will fit you so beautifully!! I am already jealous of all of the wonderful learning it will signify also. How wonderful to be on such a course...

  8. Wow, imagine that! It's a sign...

  9. hi i just found your blog and i love it!!!! i was wondering would you like to follow each other

  10. very, very cool. And I'm totally hanging out to read about it! This kind of stuff is so fascinating :)


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