Hello again, Wednesday! I hope you all had a blessed Resurrection Day and are enjoying some nice spring weather (or fall weather, for our friends down under.)
Today’s desk shows that I’ve been sewing like crazy the past few days. Suddenly I decided I wanted a new spring/summer wardrobe.
In fact, since Saturday I have made:
- crop pants in embroidered linen (photos & pattern review coming soon)
- the above pictured top with fuchsia crinkle knit and striped band (it’s yet another copy of this top, which I love)
- the same top in turquoise sparkle knit
- I also repaired the bead embroidery on this top (the green & blue print above)
- cut out the sarong part for another sarong skirt from the brown & black print above (there a link to the free pattern in the post, btw)
- made a pattern from the black top in the pile (I know you can’t see it, but I promise to show it once I’ve made it up in a new fabric.)
- AND I ordered 11 yards of fabric for another SIX pairs of pants – Ambitious much? (I was very pleased with the fit of the crop pants, made from my custom drafted pattern and really could use more variety in my closet.)
This fuchsia crinkle knit is an interesting fabric. It’s a double layer fabric and the crinkles are made because the upper layer is larger than the lower layer. I’m not sure how they do it, but the upper layer is tacked at intervals to the lower and the spaces where it’s not tacked are crinkles. It was actually much easier to work with than I expected it to be. There were two layers to handle when hemming, but since they were tacked together it wasn’t bad.
Here’s a closer look at the turquoise fabric. Those dang metallic sparkles kept throwing off my needle and made the top stitching not very straight, but I like it anyways.
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