How much fun would I have if I always knew what I was doing?
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Instant Gratification Sewing
Or, I still haven't worked on Mario's shorts.
I had very little time to sew this weekend, and I wanted to make something for me, me, me. I chose a quick project, because I knew otherwise I was at risk of creating a UFO.
But I chose a good fabric, because I wanted to make it worthwhile.
I know I'm late jumping on yet another popular pattern bandwagon, but better late than never, right?
Here's my version of the Colette Sorbetto top, in Liberty paisley in a variety of blues and greens, neck and armholes bound with blue seam binding. The fit on the top isn't perfect, but it's good for a first shot. Next time, I'll change the dart - it's a little long for my personal configuration; also a little high. I like Colette patterns because they're drafted for curves, but I think their draft might still be for younger, higher curves than I have. But that's an easy enough fix, and I'm even going to tweak the one I wore today and shorten the dart so that it ends in a better place. Other than that, the fit was good - I added a little to the length, because I always do, but no morechanges except to add buttons down the front pleat, for extra interest. They don't really show well on the paisley, but I know they're there.
That's my weekend sewing for you. We did go flea marketing on Saturday and I scored a couple of really cute vintage patterns I'll share soon - the joy of finding vintage patterns with a 38" bust. Talk about fit for real people!