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 bra..lol
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.
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!!