June 30, 2008

Look Ma - She Sews!

I finally finished this blue jersey t-shirt that has been cut out for months. I had originally cut it in preparation of the March Sewing Retreat. I didn't make it during retreat because I forgot to take clear elastic. I like to add it to the shoulder seams to help stabilize them. (The pattern is Kwik Sew 3338.) I used fusible bias on the neck and hemlines, but not on the sleeves. As you can tell I haven't even worn the red skirt yet, because Lou is still wearing it and yes, I did drag her out into the dog yard to take the photo yesterday. I'm not sure what I bumped when I brought her back in, but she's now shorter than I am and lists a little to the left (that would be her left). After that I worked on a yellow version of the same top. The front is double layered (I can't tell you too much more or I won't have anything left for a post on that top). It just needs hems and a photo shoot - should be finished tomorrow night.

5 comments :

  1. The new top looks great. I really like it paired with that skirt. So colourful!!

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  2. I love the blue top - it really looks cool and comfortable. That red skirt if gorgeous. Hmm, I need something red too.

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  3. That's a nice top; I like the color. My favorite tops are very similar to that in style and shape. Dress them up or dress them down - that's the perfect garment for me!

    And Lou should really let you have your new red skirt soon! How can you stand having not worn it yet?

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  4. Good for you! FOs feel so good, don't they?

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  5. I'm happy to see I'm not the only one who names her dressmaker's dummy. Lou, meet Elizabeth.

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