...not really much going on in here this weekend - I had to do a little pause because I'm having my floors redone and can't get into the laundry room to pre-treat fabrics for my next projects.
The floor is still tacky after almost 24 hours but isn't it pretty!
I did; however, work on Vogue 8731. I made view C (the print one in the picture). I've been wanting to make up some simple tunics to wear with the leggings that I LIVE in when I'm at home, especially during the winter months. I thought the length of view C would cover better just in case I want to make a run to the store - I'd be covered properly.
I haven't made any tops recently since I've been on a heavy dress kick since October. I took a few headless shots just to check the fit. Headless, because refinishing floors and hairdos really don't go together.
The fit of the pattern is just o.k. due to an "oh, I know what I'm doing" alteration that resulted in a "guess I shouldn't have done that" finished product. Want to know what I did??? I lengthened the shoulder area of the pattern (about 2") because I really... it looked awfully short to me. And although I also raised the neckline 1 1/2" - because it looked too low for my liking - raising it was null and void because of the shoulder alteration I had made. I really over-thought this project.
Besides the miss-judgements I made on my alterations, my fabric was soooo very uncooperative. How could this pretty printed knit that I bought all the way from New York's fashion district last summer be so unsuitable FOR ANYTHING! First of all I actually had to have help laying it out on the cutting table. Don't think we ever really got it on the straight of grain! I thought about ditching this project several times, but noooooooo, me and my "must finish every thing I start" philosophy couldn't let it go. Mind you I liked this print so much that I bought not one, but two 2 yard cuts of it - so there is still another piece left. The fabric fought me on the serger and on the sewing machine. And please don't ask me what it is... some sort of poly-cotton-slinky-sticks-to-its-self -maybe-some-jersey-in-it-stuff!
This will definitely be an at home with leggings top - so I will get some wear out of it even though it's not perfect. Glad I chose to make a top rather than a dress - cause with this fabric that would have been an even bigger mess. I did manage an infinity scarf out of my scraps that I've tied slightly different from my others. The scarf was even a mess to sew.
I will make the top again some time soon. After all, it's only three easy pieces with the most time consuming part being the darts/tucks. Oh yeah, I used a self bias fabric for the neck binding rather than bias tape as the pattern suggested. The self binding is just a little bit easier on sensitive skin.
About the only other thing I have planned sewing wise with what I have left of the weekend are two more scarves.
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