Writings on sewing related subjects, as well as whatever suits my fancy.
Preparing fabric for sewing
I decided to wash this fabric this evening. DH is working late and I have time on my hand to do some sewing related things. I cut a small square of this fabric yesterday and hand washed it and let it dry. It did really well with no shrinkage. I think the washing will get rid of all the loose fuzzy material. They were all over me when I pulled out this fabric to plan the layout of the fabric.
I really need to use of some of my fabric stash and this will get some wear during the cool February and March days, possibly into April.
I finally wore my PP Bias Skirt made during a recent sewing retreat with Pamela Leggett.
I normally do not wear long skirts, I did not get on the maxi dress/skirt train. I did go with a midi length though. I wore this to work on Thursday. I like the drape of the fabric on the bias.
The skirt past the weariability test, not a lot of wrinkles. This is a rayon purchased from Fabric Mart that was in a kit to make a wrap dress by McCall's. It was called Pick Up Sticks and the little sticks remind me of that game I played a lot as a child.
After taking these pictures I realized that my black top tucked into the skirt left a blackish background under the skirt. I wore a flesh colored slip.
Some of the bias skirts shown by Pamela at the retreat were from some gorgeous fabrics that had great drape and very flattering. I do want to make a shorter version and plan to do so toward September.
I finished a Simplicity top pattern by Cynthia Rowley. Hope to wear it soon, here it is on A…
I posted a picture of this top on Instagram a week ago, a work in progress. I completed it and finally wore it to work. I took some pictures of this top after work deciding to shoot them outside in the front of the house. I am tired of the hallway, kitchen and bedroom photos.
I used the tripod and timer to take these. I have to say I was wondering to myself what are the neighbors thinking seeing me do this. Oh well, if they are curious enough they will ask.
Here is the hands on hip pose
and another hands on hips, not my best smile-it was hot outside
I love the fabric, a Nicole Miller design sold at JoAnn's; I like the top. It is a little wide in the neck area and would adjust that more so should I make this again. It is a boxy top with drop shoulder.
I think boxy tops are "okay" and work with slim pants or even a longer skirt; maybe even a more fitted short skirt. I don't wear them often.
This was to be an entry in the Pattern Review pattern from stash cont…
The ruffle neck tunic is almost complete!!!🙌 I only need to hem it. I also plan to do a little something with the ruffle at the chest point.
What's next is The Perfect Tank Top from Pamela's Patterns. I have had this pattern for a couple of years and never made it. I have seen a few people review on their blogs, Pattern Review and saw this on one of our ASG Chapter members.
I have some leftover knit fabrics from previous projects and decided to give them a try.
Photos to follow the tunic once I hem it. Hope you had a great weekend and hope next week is a good one.