Oh my, what a week! I've been sewing away and have a healthy backlog of garments to photograph and share, but my blogging energy is non-existent. Perhaps that's because I found out last week that we are moving in three weeks!! Moving out of Germany, over the big blue ocean, and back to the land of sweet tea, IHOP, and all-night pharmacies. That's right, the wonderful USA! Florida to be more specific. I've only had a few vacations there and have never been to the city we are moving to, so I have little idea what to expect. I confess it's not a place that was high on my hopeful list of places to live, but I'm totally psyched now to be a beach bum with my boys and live in air conditioned glory.
Anyway, here is a little something to show. Boring old tee shirt. I actually planned and made a much more interesting version: the top in Vogue 1020. I thought the stripes would look really interesting when they were gathered on the side and twisted diagonally at the bottom. Alas, the interesting look it produced was not flattering in any sense of the word, and it was so tight that I had to cut it off. I really should have taken a quick photo when I tried it on. I'll try the top again in a stretchier fabric (this interlock has very little give in any direction).
I was able to salvage this top from the disaster:
I used the same sleeves from the scrapped top, and I had plenty of fabric left over to cut a new front and back. Unfortunately, I cut out two fronts. This caused a slight problem with the neckline being deep in the back, but I just scooped the front more, and I think it looks intentional and open (and it's quite comfy and cool this way). The bigger problem, of course, is the armholes. They are a bit too deep in the back (since it's really a "front") and just feel a little uncomfy on. It's not bad enough to wad, but I don't know how much I'll wear it alone. It will make a great layering tee in winter. Oh wait, I'm moving to Florida.
Only time will tell how successful this t shirt is. At least the fabric was from a clearance sale!
In other news, I've also been working on a blouse and have to show off the bestest buttonholes I've ever made!
Here's a little shot of the buttons I'm using on the blouse.