Lisette dress: pattern cutting

I woke up today with a plan. I would spend the morning cutting and sewing my Lisette muslin.

The plan was taking shape in my mind until DH said: What about Comet’s karate lesson? Plan shot down.

So off Comet and I went to karate, me a little grumpy about my ruined morning. But, silver lining, the alternative radio station in my area was paying tribute to REMs Murmur album this morning! This was the anthem of my senior year in high school! I nearly swooned! I got a whole hour to sit and listen to the radio, a rare treat. I also pounded out the first draft of a lengthy post about the current state of the clothing industry. Not bad for an hour’s work.

Back home, no time to cut and sew. Had a fast lunch and packed the kids up for Comet’s composition lesson. Sat and finished an ebook, again, a rare gift: time to read. So, lesson done, Sparkle and I head to a neighborhood fabric shop, The Linden Tree, for their grand re-opening. What a place! Small and cozy, filled but not overstuffed with beautiful fabrics, jewelry, crafts. A local artist, Cindy Lindgren was celebrating the launch of her first fabric line at the store, so there were treats too, and samples of clothing made up from her gorgeous fabric.  And even better, I met up with a former neighbor who sells her items at the shop, and a friend from church!

Full of energy, we head home. Somehow a small miracle occurred: DH went down for a nap, Sparkle curled up on the couch with a book, and Comet holed up in the office to work on a computer program. My plan re-emerged! So here is what I did:

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here are my pattern pieces, all traced out and ready for the fabric!

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DH is super brilliant, and suggested I tape the pattern and tracing paper on the window, the better to see the tiny lines!

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And here is the fabric I’ll use for a muslin. No way am I going to cut into my good fabric yet! And if all goes to plan, I’ll be cutting fabric tomorrow!

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