Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Yay! Fit for Real People arrived today!

I used to have this book. In fact, I had two copies. I think I may have given one away but the other one is on extended vacation somewhere. So perhaps now that I've bought yet another copy, the one on vacation will come back home. I am sewing some basic t shirts this's one in progress.
It's Pamela's Patterns #104. It'll have 3/4 sleeves.The black paisley material is some cheapo jersey I found for $1.95 per yard at either Hancocks or JoAnn's. The neckband is black stretch velvet binding which I think is cut a little too short; Pamela suggests 20 1/2 inches for the length of the jewel neckband - I think it could easily be an inch longer if stretch velvet binding is used. I might just rip it out and start again. I did not bother to do an FBA on this pattern since I didn't have the Fit for Real People book last night when I cut the t shirt out. But that's okay - it's a sort of wearable muslin to see how bad the chest area looks without an FBA.

1 comment:

Tini said...

Hi Annika,
please let us know how these patterns work out!
I do have a tutorial on the fba online (but in German ) at and then under sewing secrets :)