Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Make it work!

I am finally getting the third disk of Project Runway Season 4 (?) (I think...) and I am SOOOO excited.  I already know who wins (the trials of netflix vs. TV) but I love seeing the outfits and how the designers strive to "Make it work!"  For those of you who do NOT watch the show (You should) but that is what Tim Gunn always sez to the hopeful designers, even when it looks as though their outfit is NOT going to work. (No, not for a million years.)

I thought of this yesterday as I made Pants Pattern Trial III.  I was bending over the too low kitchen table and my blasted sheet (the "muslin" if you will...) kept falling off the table.  I finally turned to my good friend "Canada Dry" for a third hand.  It worked nicely.  I wish I could say that Trial III was a slam dunk, but alas, it was not....


No, really wait

On the way to class, I had the most obvious epiphany (does that even make sense?) what am I doing trying to get a "fit" to a pair of pants during my second trimester???   HELLO?!!!!  OK, alert the obvious police...  not only is my waistline growing exponentially, but the hips and the hind quarters are not too far behind.  Ahhhh, the joys of pregnancy and motherhood.  I have been honing this pattern for 4 weeks now....I am sure that I have gained at least 7 pounds and 100 inches in that time.  When I shared my revelation with my classmates, sure they all chuckled, "You are so funny, Jessica."...but I really didn't feel like anyone understood the futility of well-fitted pants to a pregnant woman.... it is just not going to happen.  I am content with using my most current re-draft and some STRETCHY fabric and calling it a day.  That is what I am going to do and we are just going to be fine with that.  My dream is that some day I will actually make an article of clothing that will look and fit me well enough that I can show you all.

A girl can have a dream.
Edited to include:
I think I fixed my picture issue thanks to some rockin' blogger helpers in the layout and template forum.  I am so happy, so happy. (because it worked!)


Lily Boot said...

I just love that fabric - ooohh! second trimester - I'd better get knitting that lively wool! Your course sounds so much fun Jessica - and really skills building. I'm thinking I should do something like that.

Diane said...

I LOVE Project Runway even though I've never stitched a three dimensional item in my life. I figure if professional garment makers can't fit the peculiarities of my body, what chance have I got? Hey, what's that reaction thingy at the end of your post?

Yaz and Rob said...

Love the fabric. Very beautiful.