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 completed the top. I was able to take some photos of the finished garment hanging. I hope to take some pictures of me wearing it soon. Depending on the weather I hope to wear it during the class reunion weekend. At the previous reunion the weather was still very warm. We just had a dip in the temperatures here over the past couple of days and whether that will last into the following weeks is unclear. As much as I love summer, this past summer was brutally hot!
Another person who made this top told me that she found the bust to run small. As a result, I decided to go with a larger bust size than I normally wear. I did not want to make an FBA because the front was two pieces and more time-consuming. I hoped that the larger size would work and it did.
Here are photos of the completed top.
I ran into a few sewing glitches with this top. Mainly because of how I cut out several sizes from the bust to waist to hip. As a result, I believe the front is a tad longer than the back whic…
September is one of the months that I have a love/hate relationship. As a kid, I was always excited to go back to school and see more of my friends; plus I really liked school. Now it is September Sewing Month and yes I did, I purchased two new patterns as well as some fabric from EOS.
The hate relationship as it marks the end of summer which is one of my favorite seasons. And now deja vu all over again with hurricane season. Last year we got hit by Florence doing a lot of damage along the NC Coastline and we are a little more inland so not much damage. Now we have Dorian which has meandered all over the place. Last night it was back to Cat 3 and was hitting SC this AM. I think (for now) it is downgraded to Cat 2 and still hugging the coastlines for SC and NC.
With the knowledge we gained last year we are much more prepared in case Dorian decides to come more inland. Who knows??? We have a new NOAA radio that gives off warnings and from 7:30 AM to about 10:30 we were getting to…
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know the struggles I had with M7904 as posted here and here. I finally got the snaps and affixed them to the shirt.
I took today as an opportunity to wear the shirt and took a few photos of me wearing this before I walked out the door. Today was not a good hair day, it was very muggy and my hair went limp before I left the house. I really needed to brighten up the makeup as my hair and pale skin with a shirt with light beige as the dominant color made me looked rather washed out.
Here is the back view which really shows more of the paisley/geometric design as well as the green in the fabric.
The left side I used the design horizontally.
The right side of the design was placed vertically.
Here is a close up of the snaps I used, I had to order new ones so that I could complete the project. I think they worked nicely with the fabric. You may notice that I fastened the shirt with the left front over the right front which is not the norm for w…