Clever Charlotte

Selfishly Sewing in 2015

In the Workroom, Inspirationcarla macklinComment

Look what came in the mail today!  I am so excited about reading these books that I needed to share. While January was filled to the brim with a yet-to-be-disclosed Clever Charlotte project, I have managed to find a few minutes each night after the kids are asleep to work on some wardrobe upgrades.

For years I have been working on the perfect pants pattern for my petite and curvy bottom half.  I haven’t yet completed my quest, but I am getting closer with each muslin I make. I made 4 pants muslins in January so I must be really close, right?


My hope is to get some good guidance from The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting by Sarah Veblen. My main issue is getting a straight hang with a large thigh and large calf protruding in opposite directions while retaining a slip fit. Any tips for me?


In addition to the pants quest, I made a new top last week. I modified one of my favorite dress patterns and used some duchess silk and organza fabric scraps from a wedding dress project.  I love a project that has a lot of hand sewing that I can do in front of stupid reality TV in the evenings.


This top will be perfect camouflage if I decide to play hide and seek outside this week.  Happy Sewing!