Hi! I'm Gloria from St. Louis. I'm really excited to be part of this sew along. I've never tackled a project like this even though I have sewn all my life. I remember sitting next to my grandma (my brothers were all in school) and hand sewing doll clothes while she embroidered pillow cases.
I will be using Vogue 8259 without the upper pockets. I look better without any additional weight at the bust line. I haven't decided on my fabric yet. I have several pieces from my stash under consideration. I have a business trip this week and I am planning on taking the swatches & pattern with me so I can weigh the possibilities.
I ordered the Claire Schaeffer DVD. It should arrive this week--something to look forward to when I return home Friday.
I'm going to admit to never making a muslin before. I'm am blessed with only minor fitting issues. So I have a question--do I make the test garment from actual muslin? And since my biggest fitting issue is shoulder width, should I go ahead and put in the shoulder pads on the muslin? Thanks for the help.