Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Very Good Night

Ever get one of those sewing moments where nothing goes wrong and you feel like Superwoman? Last night was one of those nights.

The original plan was to do the finish work on the men's pants and then maybe start on my KS 3338 t-shirt for the Wardrobe Contest, but when I got in the workroom, the pants stayed on the table and the Wardrobe took over.

I did the entire KS 3338 t-shirt in one sitting. Nothing went wrong: no hems got sucked down into the machine, the narrow zig-zag worked perfectly, the topstitching came out even. The sewing gods were either smiling or not paying attention. I was so happy with the result that I picked up the KS 2694 faux wrap top that I had put aside and decided to fix what was wrong with it. Turns out not much was actually wrong. I had put a modesty panel in the front and when I tried it on before it was had a ripple on one side of the neckline. It must have been one of those other nights because I put the top down almost a month ago and haven't touched it since, and I've been wondering what I can make as a replacement for it. It had a ripple. Big deal. I picked out about 2" worth of stitches, resewed them, and it was fine. For that I've been worrying?

I finished that second top by 9:30 p.m. and was thinking about starting on the black pencil skirt I cut out last week, but I decided that I wasn't up for structure at that time of night. My next top is supposed to be BWOF 1/08 #116 (the wrap top), and I'm debating it only because the fabric doesn't completely go with my other selections. It goes with all the bottoms, but it jostles a little with the other tops. I went rummaging through the stash and came up with some rust-colored jersey that was left over from a wadder project last year. It was nice jersey from Spandex House from the first PR Weekend, but it wasn't the right weight for the knit dress I attempted and these were the leftovers and the skirt that I salvaged. Turned out there was enough fabric left over to cut out a short-sleeved KS 3338 t-shirt, which will go with alll my other pieces. There were still more scraps left and I'm considering how to use them to embellish the top so that it's not just a bland rust-colored t-shirt. It's brewing; I need to go home tonight and stare at it some more until things crystallize.

I was so energized by all that productivity that I decided to post my reviews and edit the master review for the Wardrobe before I went to bed. Then I tried to sleep but couldn't, so I sat up and read Kathleen Fasanella's book which came in the mail yesterday until it was way too late. Today I'm more than a little sleepy, but it's worth it.

7 comments:

Erica B. said...

Great looking tops! KS3338 is on my list also! Glad to see how well it worked for you.

Adrienne said...

Your tops look great! I have that fabric from your first top and LOVE IT!!!

Kat said...

As usual, what beauties you have there, Karen!

Dawn said...

Those are great. I love the flame fabric.

Keely said...

Beautiful tops and what a productive sewing run!

Angelia said...

Very beautifull tops... yes,,, "sewing superwoman".. love it when this happens to me!!

Paula said...

I love that first top; the fabric is really pretty. I'm still waiting for one of those sewing days when nothing goes wrong.