I finally signed up for some sewing classes. I had made a promise to myself last year that I would take the plunge and take classes, lesson etc and not the online kind. I’m at a point where I desire to do more with sewing but I don’t know how to get there so hence the need for instruction. I am taking a session with Janet White of JM Designs and I started Tuesday February 21. She has a great spot for lessons, a remodeled garage in the funky part of Wheatridge. Lots of space 2 ironing boards, place for your machines and a cut out table that you don’t have to bend over to cut out your fabric. For my first lesson I constructed my entire muslin sans one sleeve. I was able to try it on and amazingly it fits in the bodice area! But, I need to take it out in the waist area and, that is what I’ll do before the next session. This is going to be great for my skills as a seamstress. I’m going to re-learn all the basics like lay-out, marking, cutting and more. For this pattern I’m attacking princess seams, which have always been a mess for me, using silky fabric lining, button holes, fitting and so on. A lot of awesome sewing is going to be coming out of this. So far I’m pleased with the way things have been turning out, ripped out a few times and kept at it. The pattern itself is great so far. I love the long sleeves and were, in the muslin at least easy to go in. Very productive night for me. I don’t think I could have gotten all that done at home. Here is a photo of the muslin, not much to look at.