I decided to draft the fabric cover in tissue paper instead of muslin. It drapes well enough and is easy to tear and mark as needed. For speed you know, considering the child may very well have gone through a growth spurt shortly after completion. Anyway...
21. Make arm and neck templates.
I traced around the form (or you can use your existing templates from the cardboard if you saved them) and add a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Or whatever allowance you prefer. Just make sure you're consistent with your seam allowance throughout the project.
23. Mark your form with shoulders and a center line (front and back) to help with pattern draft.
Now, if you're really following along and this isn't just for my own future reference, this is typically where all of the (lack of?) skills and reasoning and frustration with traditional patterns brought you. To build in 3 dimension, not 2 dimension. This...this is precisely where my accomplished sewing mother closes her eyes and looks away. Smiles and nods, or maybe shakes her head a bit.
27. Remove and fold in half on your marked center, shoulders should nearly or perfectly match. Cut out one half and trace to the other half to make it one complete pattern piece. You could work on the half or fold but we'll be checking fit, so a full front works better in this instance.
37. Make another note to add and inch and a half to the bottom of both patterns.
Part 4 (the fabric cover) is all photographed. Just need a breather. Back tomorrow.
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