Before & Afters

Fall is here and the change in seasons seems to bring about a lot of changes in other things. So to keep the theme, here’s some before and after photos for you!


Here is Taylor’s muslin before I made all the changes and after making the 3rd. I’m sure by now you’re tired of looking at that plaid muslin fabric – so you’ll be happy to know that I’m ready to cut into the costume fabric and get started on the real thing!

I got my hair cut yesterday. As you can tell from the photo below, I took off a ton of hair (it’s also shorter in the back than in the front, sort of any asymetrical style), and do I feel better. It’s a bit messy since it was incredibly windy, but you’ve got a general idea.:

Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of the changes Santa Cruz Designs made, but their new line drawings are a definate improvement from their original comptuer generated designs (which looked like a cross between the characters on the Sims and My Virtual model)

4 thoughts on “Before & Afters

  1. bernadette

    The newest muslin looks really good! It inspires me to do muslins more often. I usually reserve them for difficult patterns but all patterns need some adjustment. And it’s a good way to use up some of the odd fabrics I bought on sale but then lost interest in!
    Did you know that permanent muslins, used for fitting (I forget the term), are often made of one-inch woven gingham check fabric for ease of measurement. A light color, like yellow/white, is good so you can write (with fabric pen) on the garment. There are commercial patterns for these fitting garments – even the big pattern companies usually have them. I have not personally used one though.
    Your new haircut is very nice! I like the shorter-in-the-back look but have not had the courage to do it. That, and because my husband is really fond of my long hair (though it’s gotten considerably shorter over the years and he hasn’t complained or maybe even noticed.)

  2. Stacy

    I had read somewhere that when you’re making a muslin you should use gingham to help you identify fitting and grainline issues (I’ve never tried it before, though) – I had no idea that pattern companies used them too! I like the idea of using light colored ones (I had a hard time seeing the darts that I made with the tracing wheel on the fabric I used). I’m going to try to make muslins more often, it really does make a difference!

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