I finally finished the skirt and mighty proud am I of it! I don't like it very much because it looks a little old fashioned and I don't think it goes with anything in my wardrobe.
I also spent time trying to work out how easy it would be to use my Haslam system of dressmaking using this Haslam board
This is also from eBay. It is called Haslam Template Foundation disc ( I think) and is full of scanned books featuring patterns from the past. It contains the board that you have to make up yourself; it's scanned onto the rom. I had a bit of trouble printing the scans to he correct scale. The ruler on the bottom is meant to be inches but mine came up short. I went to this blog http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/1932153 and Dr E, mentioned that she increased the scan a bit 'till she got the correct scale. As I say, I got mine off the Bay but, I shall need to make one up using the instructions on the files because mine is very old and although it looks great, is a tad fragile
I decided to start off simple. I chose collar G from a file called ILL DR AJC 82 page5.
Well, the 18 Y O chose it and I made it up following the instructions in the files.
I used some scrap eyelet fabric from a dress I made the then 16 Y O.
|I'm not going to wear this outside of this flat!|
It was super easy to draft the pattern; the system requires some knowledge of dressmaking. Instructions for everything from buying equipment, such as sewing machines, irons and thread, to making up a garment, including fabric yardage and type, is provided with the system.
I cant wait for a time when I can make me a whole garment!
Btw, a lady called Ann Jones sells this system on eBay. She is most helpful and patient and has excellent communication. The whole system costs me well under £20. I bought the Haslam chart/board cos I was curious, it was old and genuine and I couldn't be bothered to make the board yet. But I will. I'm spending a while photoshopping it using Pixlr before I print it out.
I think my posts are too long!
Where do rabbits learn to fly?
In the hare force!