Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Top Draftalong # 9 - Assembling the PDF Pattern
Working from the top left hand corner lay out one row at a time, left to right. (1-4, 5-8,9-12 and so on..)
Use the outline of the pattern piece and the gridlines as a guide. You may need to play around a bit before things line up on all edges...(it won't line up perfectly on every line of every sheet as enlarging this pattern was not as exact a science as I would have liked. Just get each sheet lined up the best you can)
It all looks passable to my somewhat untrained eye. Ready for the next stage of adding seam allowances and making the toile/muslin from calico which I shall hold off on until after the weekend. Give everyone a chance to get to this stage.
It's my first day back at college tomorrow after the Easter break and we have only 5 weeks left to complete our portfolios ready to submit for our qualifications. I have a seemingly huge amount still to do, but somehow it always seems to get done inbetween everything else! I'm sure it will be fine.
I've felt a bit as if the wheels have come off these last couple of weeks and that I've been scrabbling around frantically trying to keep up with everything I've taken on. Which is too much as usual, lol! But I think I'm back on track now, as long as I resist the urge to take on any more large and involved projects between now and the summer holidays! I really want to focus on this draftalong as it would be sooooo amazing to overcome the whole fitting thing. It's a big priority for me in terms of being able to take my sewing to the next level.
How about you guys? Do you find yourselves wanting to do so many different things that it all gets a bit blurry and manic from time to time?