Hello everyone! I know I've been "MIA"... But I have been working my little fingers off!
I am currently enrolled in a few Sewing related courses to improve my craft. Remember the saying "knowledge is power", well I'm trying to get as much knowledge as I can!
I am taking three Craftsy classes, one of them along with friend, Andrea of Satinbird Designs. The course is called "Patternmaking & Design: The Pants Sloper". The class is wonderful (and very detailed) I am learning so much and will end up with a great flitting sloper to create pants from! We spent a few days participating in the course and working on our slopers...
|Long day...No head shots!|
It was absolutely wonderful being able to work alongside someone with these self-paced courses, bounce ideas and get help from each other...thanks for joining me Ms. Andrea!
I'm also enrolled in a 15 week "Fashion Illustration" course with a Parson's school instructor! This is really exciting (especially because I can't draw a stick figure, LOL!). It's really been exciting and I can't wait to get further along!...
|It's alright to laugh, I did!|
On the Sewing front...
I'm enrolled in the "T-shirt Sew-A-long" with the Pericrafters Facebook Group for the month of April. So far I've only created one, a basic white Tee which I'll show you below. I was using Mimi G's Simplicity pattern 1167. I had a few issues with my muslin because I think the pattern runs small...at least for me it does! The muslin was not only to snug, it was too short and the fabric I used was a very stretchy polyester and just didn't handle well at all! I had this fabric in my stash for a while. I am so very happy it wasn't something I was really in love with! I wanted the Tee to fit me just as it does Mimi on the envelope photo. However, the first one was no where near hers...mine looked like I was wearing my little granddaughter's T-Shirt!
|This fabric was awful...twisted everywhere!|
I remade the Tee in a white Rayon Lycra knit with the following changes:
- Added an inch to each side seam
- Lengthened the top by 3 inches
- To correct back neck gaping, I added a seam in the back and black piping detail to make the seam look intentional
I like the way it turned out and was thinking about cutting a front seam and adding piping to the front as well…What do you all think, should I add Black piping the front too?
|Please excuse the wrinkles, needs pressing!|
That's it for now! I have a couple of more T-shirts I want to get done before the end of April (when the challenge ends). I hope you all enjoyed this post and thank you so much for stopping by!
Time To Sew!!!