Though it was not originally in my SSS plans, I’ve added this week to my wardrobe this cute top from Simplicity 2892. You see, I had planned a sewing day/class for my friends who were interested in learning to sew or just wanted some sewing company, and this was the project I recommended. I thought it was only fair that I should make it so I knew how to teach someone to make it. As it turns out, only one of six friends made this same top. Another made view C, which I’ll have to show you when she finishes and sends me pictures – WAY cuter than the pattern drawing! Anyway, I like the gauze fabric I chose, but as always the Simplicity pattern was WAY to big, even though made according to my measurements so I had to take each side in 1 1/2″! It could even go in a little more, but I left it seeing as how it’s a pullover shirt.
I must emphasize a tool I used doing this that saved the day: The Bias tape maker! This little puppy is only 6 or 7 dollars, so it’s a great tool to have on hand. Sometimes pre-made bias tape doesn’t come in the right color or, as was the case with one friend, is too heavy for the fabric you’re using (an antique pillow case) and making your own is the best option. All you do is cut a 1″ strip on the bias of your fabric and run it through the tape maker with the iron close behind it to press in the creases. Then use to bind armholes and other edges or make a casing!
I also got some more work done on my Burda dress, but ran out of piping. Just need to add that and the bodice lining and it’s DONE! I ended up taking in the sides 1/2″ at the top, to 5/8″ at the top of the waistband and then out to the original seam line about 1″ from the bottom of the waistline. I love this style because it focuses on my smaller measurement and hides the larger! 🙂 Will definitely post a pic of me in it when it is completely finished.
Plan to take my machine to work this week to do some sewing at work. As of now, I have more cut than I’ve been able to catch up with on the sewing and I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself. There may also be some sewing time during an evening or two this week so that will help me catch up. Until next time…