Saturday, August 8, 2009
First SWAP Garment Done
I did it, finished garment number 1. Only 10 more to go. This has to be the prettiest top I've made in a very long time. I drafted it from my TNT t-shirt pattern, KS 2900. I've reviewed the re-drafted pattern before. It's made with a silk stretch lace knit that I purchased probably 10 years ago. I think I found it at a sewing expo booth being sold by either Peggy Sagers or Cynthia Guffery. It's a frosted light blue with a navy blue under the design. Hard to describe but beautiful in person. I think the reason I hadn't used this fabric before now is because I didn't have enough to cut it out correctly. I think it was only 36" wide. It should have been cut in one direction since light plays on the frosted part and the design is one way. However, since I didn't have enough fabric, I had to cut with the front and back going two different directions. I think only someone who studied the print in the right light with my arms up would notice. The silk feels very different than cotton or rayon knit.
I've already got the next garment mostly done. It's the burgundy stretch moleskin slacks. I just need to find someone to help me get the hem length right and finish with the waistband. The third garment is all cut out and waiting for me. It will be the white long sleeved top. However, tomorrow I'll be visiting the Huntington Library with my family and MIL so I may not get any sewing done.