Finally got blackout curtains up, in my attempt to combat the high heat & humidity pouring thru woefully inadequate single-glazed windows far too early in the season. That’s a subject for another post… blackout fabric, that is.
Finally time for Burda! Over lunch – one needs sustenance when tackling A Major Project. It was that time anyway. A reread of the vitals confirmed my pattern pieces would be in green, so a salad would coordinate nicely. Might keep me on track instead of wandering into the kitchen to look for a snack instead of sticking to it. (It worked.)
Would you believe it took me several days to figure out what to outline with? I don’t have soft-leaded pencils, except for smeary charcoal, and didn’t want to use highlighters because they bleed straight through the paper. I know because I tested. And just in case I actually succeed and want to use more of the patterns, I didn’t want to muck up the other side, with all those other pieces I might want someday!
Then I remembered I’d had coloured pencils, which I might not have tossed before moving, and went in search… sure enough. Even had green.
Did you do those follow-the-dot drawings when you were little? I did, and loved ‘em. Burda’s the same thing, but for grown-ups. Once I stopped trying to do itty-bitty sections at a time, leaning on a book, and cleared my sewing table for a firm surface, things went quickly. Must say Mel’s post & video was great prep… and I’m dying to get to a hardware store so I can buy some huge nuts just like she uses for pattern weights.
I am still very much a beginner, so I took the time and did some extra steps not included in Mel’s super-duper lickety-split video. Example: Decided to outline all the sizes, as I always have to do some adjusting, and it’s easier to see the pieces.
Thus endeth today’s report.