Liz Clay's original toile pattern...as made up in muslin.
My own toile, after modifications.
Stockpiling finished and dried felt.
Cutting out my pattern pieces.
One of the other instructors, the amazing Marjolein Dallinga, modeling my nearly finished garment.
With my awesome teacher, Liz Clay...wearing smiles of relief after a long week!
Though I've shown you some of the wonder and variety of "Felter's Fling"...
...the next two posts are the meat and potatoes of my own 'Fling' experience.
Our instructor started us with a pattern, that when made up...
...fit each and every one of us...more or less!
(Kind of like the sisterhood of the traveling toiles!!) :)
We then learned to make pattern alterations and modifications...
...in order to get the finished garment that we each desired.
Some of my fellow students (expert seamstresses, all!!!) added sleeves and ruffles...
...and many took their patterns to thrilling extremes of tailoring and style!
Being a very rudimentary 'sewist', myself...
...I made modest changes: pattern-lengthening , a curved garment back, and nicely finished seams.
Next time: the finished garment...
...with couture button!