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This was my final project for my sewing class. I have been meaning to show you all this project for some time. I finally got around to wearing it today. At first I didn’t like it, but it is much better with a cami underneath. Don’t know if that will save it from the eventual Goodwill pile though 😦
- The cost of course! Since this was my first sewn shirt I wanted to make the pain of possible sewing mishaps to be minimal, hence the Flat Folds fabric from M&L
- The collar came out really good. I say this because this posed a problem for a lot of my classmates but to uneven color length issue
- I love my fabric covered button. I saw the idea executed at Whispering Pine and knew that my shirt needed fabric covered buttons too
- Like the skirt, I don’t really wear button down shirts.
- “Tucks?? What are tucks??” These were my words when the teacher told me that the lines in the pattern picture were not darts, but tucks. “Eew, that’s not how I saw this shirt” were my next words. But after adding them to the shirt, they grew on me. Not enough for me to love them, but enough so that I was not severly disappointed.
- Buttonholes are evil. Actually it was due more to the machine mishaps I had in class which prevented me from getting a good buttonhole. When I finally did get one that worked right, I made the hole too big for the button. Have you ever ripped out buttonhole stitches?? Believe me, I was cussing in my head the whole time.
- The pattern has lots of little details that add to the pretty basic design of the
shitshirt (excuse my typo 🙂 ), including side slits
- The sleeves bother me. The fit is good but the sleeves have a tendency to restrict my arm movement a little when I reach forward. This may be why this shirt will most likely find itself as a donation to goodwill. It is sad but true
Sewing Time: 10 hours – Not hard, but I only did it in class and had to learn all sorts of new techniques.
Yes, the Noro Butterfly sweater is knitting itself, which is much prettier than demon possessed woman. I talk about possession because I have had very little time to donate to knitting this sweater lately and yet every time I turn around it has increase in size by leaps and bounds. Right now I am looking at it and I have an inch to go before I start the arm holes. Man! Why can’t every knit be this motivated to become a sweater (do you like how I blame the inanimate object?). So far, it is turning out to be much nicer than I thought and I hope to have the back done this weekend.
Speaking of things that are done…I am now completely finished with my quilt top. I figured I would not subject you to more quilting new until the actual thing is done, which at present seems like a long time coming but I will persevere. I also finished my first sewn shirt that will have a finished object post all its own in the near future. In the meantime, here are the fabric buttons I made for it. Aren’t they so neat! I LOVE fabric buttons!
But what about Orangina, you ask? Well, she is on the back burner because (1) my hands hurt, (2) knitting on size 2 are not as gratifying as knitting a variegated yarn with size 8 needles, (3) although it is June here it is still on and off cold so I have to milk the wool knitting season for all it is worth. Hopefully she will be back in my knitting good graces in a few weeks.