Monday, August 30, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

Unfortunately, I didn't get a TON of sewing done this weekend.  I was feeling a little under the weather on Saturday and took the whole day off.  I'm starting to wonder if I may have gotten my sister in law's mono before we knew she had it.  We share makeup from time to time, and it's possible I used her lip gloss.  But, my throat has been hurting when I swallow for about the last week, and I don't have tonsils anymore...
But, I did sew yesterday after a very disappointing trip to the mall.  We're going to Florida for Christmas and I wanted to get some shorts.  Did I find any I liked?  Of course not.  Then we went to best buy, almost got run over and then heckled by the runner overers.  Honestly, why would someone yell back a response about Hubs' weight when I was the one who screamed at them in the first place. And all I said was "Are you going to run us over? Jesus"  Maybe I've lived in Boston too long...
Anyways, yesterday I worked on the tank top I was making for my friend Julie from the One Yard Wonders book.  This is the same book the dollhouse came from, and I love it.  I love the projects and feel like this will not be my last.
Making the bias tape was kinda a pain, but I love the way it turned out.  I think the fabrics go really well together.  The pattern was for a tank top, but I decided to keep it as a halter.  I thought it was cute, and honestly, I wasn't really sure where to attach the straps so that they would fit Julie.  I tried to try it on myself and attach the straps, but the girl are just a little too big for the size I made.  The kinda laughed at my face.  I looked a lot like Christina Hendricks did at the Emmy's last night, but with a
Here's the front of the tank top:
Front of Tank
Closeup of the front and of the back.  I made a little too much binding, so I decided to bind the back too.  I think it looked nicer and more finished.  I'm glad I did it. 
Front Detail

Back Detail
And finally, here are the seams.  I finished them so it would look uber professional.  I think the proper term for this is a flat felled seam.  I just call them pretty seams.
Flat Felled Seams (I think)
What do you think?  Will Julie like it?
Next, I'm making the mini bloomers from Collette patterns to go with the tank. I read the directions last night.  I think they will be pretty quick actually.  I'm really excited to make them.  Updates to come!!


Rebekah said...

I made one of these this weekend, too, but I haven't attached the straps in the back yet. Yours turned out really cute!

Margie said...

Thanks Rebekah! It was really easy right? I think I'm going to make another one for myself :)

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