Saturday, 5 July 2008

Saturday night sewing

Still no photos because I can't find the lead for the camera!

Tonight I have spent a lovely night sewing in my little room upstairs. I have been attempting to make a top using a pattern from this fab book. I'm using some jersey fabric I found in a local charity shop for £3 (for LOADS), but I've never ever sewn using jersey before so it has been a bit of a learning curve. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be though :)

I've never made clothes before either so I'm hoping it all turns out ok. It's looking good so far so I'm pretty chuffed. So far, I have cut out all the pieces and sewn the back pieces and front pieces together. I had a bit of a disaster when I cut the front piece out because I put the pattern piece on the fold (like I was supposed to) but for some stupid reason, I cut down the fold meaning my front piece ended up in two halves! Luckily the two back pieces were meant to be that size but with a little tab at the top, so I used the pieces which were originally destined for the front and added the two tabs separately. It turned out quite well because I had to top stitch round the back tabs to create a "v" shape for the fastener and the seam where I joined the tabs ended up being the seam for the "v" as well. I know that probably doesn't make a lot of sense reading it, but trust me, I'm pleased with it! lol

Tomorrow I'm hoping I'll get chance to finish this off but I have a parade with band (I had a concert in the park with them this afternoon too!) and I really need to get things sorted for work on Monday :(

I will leave you (my ficticious readers), with this youtube video of one of the songs I was listening to this evening...

Love it!


two hippos said...

Thank you for your comment today. Hope you have a great week!

The Shabby Princess said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment on my blog from a few days ago... Wow, you all do pay quite a lot for fuel!! I guess it's just the times, right? Seems everyone is paying so much!!

Good luck with your sewing projects! I'm trying to get into sewing, but, haven't had the time to get started yet.

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

Thank you for the sweet comment! :) I really appreciate your kind words.

Jenn Maruska said...

Good for you - for creatively solving your sewing oops. A good sewer has to be a clever problem solver. Sounds like you fit the bill!

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