Greetings, it's November already. Can you believe it?!
Super quick post showing my recent projects.
I have a ton of things to share but am not really feeling like blogging lately... seriously, I need more hours in the day to get everything done plus have a good night's rest.
I don't know about you but my local library is PATHETIC when it comes to dressmaking books/magazines. So I finally realised that all I needed to do was find a library who DID carry the good stuff. And hello, should've done that sooner as my new library had a pile of Burda Style magazines waiting for me, patterns and all!
From Burda Style issue 3/2012.
Top 119: minus the neck tie as I was having issues.
I used woven fabric instead of jersey. Self bias binding around the arms and after fighting with the extremely loose weave of the fabric around the neckline, decided to just overlock and hem instead.
I shortened the length to sit on my waist, and next time I will grade up at the waist too but it's still ok.
Neckline gapes as I obviously pulled it when trying to sew a pathetic 1/2inch binding on when it should've been 1 inch but I'm fine with it all. Ok for hot days lazing around the house. The fabric is so light and airy!
Really nice casual shorts. They look huge but the fabric is a cotton/linen blend so it's very drapey. I used pyjama elastic so they're really comfortable on the waist. Again, perfect for hot days or going to the beach. Make it in different fabric and you've got a pair of pj shorts.
Being a beginner to apparel sewing, I'm going to be sticking to as many basics and staples to build up my wardrobe before I dive into any "icing" type garments! Boring I know, but we gotta start somewhere.