I'm taking a class on patternreview.com called Clone Your Favorite Garment with Kenneth King. Last night was the first chat and I have to tell you, this class is fantastic. KK has a great sense of humor which doesn't come out clearly on a chat board, unfortunately. Anyway, I've picked a blouse that has never fit me well and I want to alter it to fit better, because it's really cute.
Now that I'm doing the actual copying, I'm regretting picking a garment with 9 pattern pieces. That's a lot of copying. Today I'll be thread tracing all my grainlines and seamlines. You who know me know that that's a lot of hand sewing for someone who hates to hand sew. I'm still a little confused about how to handle the bust gathers, but I asked KK last night and he explained it. I'm just waiting now for Deepika to post the chat transcripts so I can go over carefully what KK said to do.
I can see this blouse in a sleeveless and long sleeved version. I have so many wovens in my stash and very few patterns to use on them. I'm really looking forward to getting this pattern made and then altered to fit.
As always, I'll keep you posted.