Friday, January 16, 2015
The First Fitting (Photostory)
When last we saw Lena and Dahlia, Dahlia had backed herself into babysitting while Lena worked on her designs. Well it's about 4:30pm and Dahlia has returned with lil' Alan in tow.
Lena was able to get quite a bit done.
Poor Dahlia, she looks whipped.
"You have impeccable timing. I was just finishing up. How was he?" (Lena)
"For the most part he was good, but it's not that easy shopping with a baby. I kept bumping into people with the stroller, and forget about trying anything on. Those dressing rooms are not built for strollers." (Dahlia)
"I guess I should have given you a heads up." (Lena, secretly chuckling inside)
"It was nice having the time, but I missed my little man." (Lena)
"Well he's all yours. I've had my fill of babies today." (Dahlia)
"Awww, come here. Did you miss your mommy?" (Lena)
Lena takes Alan and showers him with kisses.
"So did you get anything accomplished?" (Dahlia)
"As a matter of fact, I did." (Lena, taking a seat at the table)
"Here try these on. They are the pants muslin and I need to see how they fit, so I can make the adjustments." (Lena)
"Muslin? What's that?" (Dahlia)
"It's just the outfit made from the slopers. Once I make the adjustments here, I will transfer them to the slopers so I will be able to make perfect fitting patterns going forward." (Lena)
"Is it okay if I change right here?" (Dahlia)
"Sure, Alan's not coming home anytime soon." (Lena)
Dahlia tries on the pants muslin.
"So how do they feel?" (Lena)
"Feels okay to me." (Dahlia)
"Come around here, so I can check the fit." (Lena)
"Not bad. I think I will take in these front darts a little more." (Lena)
"Don't make them too tight." (Dahlia)
"Hush and turn around. I know what I'm doing." (Lena)
"I'm going to have to move the back darts over a little bit and take them in. (pause) That's it. You can change now." (Lena)
"What's this?" (Dahlia)
"Oh I decided to finally make that tshirt you wanted to go with the matching leggings we have. It's my thank you for taking care of Alan for me." (Lena)
"Oh sis, thank you, thank you. This will be perfect and you know lime green is my favorite color. Shoot, I wish I had my leggings here." (Dahlia)
"You can try mine on. They are hanging in my closet." (Lena)
Dahlia doesn't waste any time running up stairs with the shirt in hand. She returns shortly wearing her new shirt with Lena's pants.
"So do you like it?" (Lena)
"Yes, of course I do. You know I love to be seen, and lime green is the perfect color for that." (Dahlia)
"Well I'm not quite finished with the shirt. I still have to put the snaps on." (Lena)
"No problem." (Dahlia)
"Are you going to stay for dinner? Alan's not coming back until later, and I wouldn't mind the company." (Lena)
"I'd love to stay, but I can't. I have a couple of dog walking jobs I have to get to within the next hour or so." (Dahlia)
"Okay. Call me if you change your mind." (Lena)
So, I was quite excited with how the muslin turned out. I do have to make a couple minor adjustments, but all in all the fit is pretty good, which means I drafted the slopers pretty accurately,