At the end of last weeks session I bought myself some material to make my trousers out of (a perfect use of birthday money I think you'll agree). Although a little nervous about it, with the encouragement of tutor Alison and the rest of the class, I went for some navy needle point cord and a pretty purple lining material.
|Working out which way to cut things out|
And then came the nerve-wracking cutting out. There were two issues here. 1. I was trying to keep the grain of my cord straight with the pattern, but it kept moving! And 2. I have to hope the new pattern sizing will fit!
But I am also really excited, because the material is beautiful and if the pattern does what it says it will they will be a lovely pair of trousers and I really can't wait to start putting them together (although not enough to try and do this outside of class!).
Best tip so far: don't unpin your pattern piece from your cut material until you need it, to help remind you what is what - especially helpful if there is a gap between cutting and making.