I'm still here.
Just busy. Lots going on around the Jane household.
I also hurt my back (at risk of sounding like an old lady). I actually think it may be sewing related, as crazy as that sounds. I sit in the crappiest, broke-down desk chair with no back when I sew. The table I use doesn't allow the chair to be too close, so I'm constantly leaning over. I did some marathon sewing the other week and by the weekend I was out of commission. I'm just now feeling better. What sort of chair do you sit in when you sew? I've got to find a better setup. I'm wondering if standing would be nice.
These photos are from a while back. I drafted an 18 month size baby robe. Special order for a coworker. I say I drafted it because I did. From scratch. Again.
I thought it would be easier than trying to grade a pattern. Grading doesn't make much sense to me. I don't see how everyone can be evenly and incrementally larger. I also don't quite understand how you know which seams to add more to and which less. Do some seams require different proportions when grading? Where do you get the measurements from? Not that precise grading is a huge deal on a relax-fit baby robe, but I'm curious. I need a robe pattern in between my big one and small one now. I'm debating whether I should just take the difference between the two or draft another one based on 9-12 month measurements.
I'm sure there's some good information 'round the interwebs on grading. Any links are appreciated!