Monday, 3 May 2010

I Like Sewing

I've been on a bit of a sewing kick lately, inspired by the baby gifts I made (See the wrapping job above...I'd post the actual gifts but I need to edit some last names out of the pictures first).  Besides the dress, I also made this top a couple of weeks ago.  I took me only about 3 hours over two days, and would have taken less time if the kids didn't interrupt me so often.

I used a tutorial found at Sew Mama Sew.  I definitely will be making more!  I love how cool-feeling it is.  I need more summer shirts that do not require me to wear a tank top underneath.

Next time I make a shirt like this, I need to move the straps in closer.  Apparently I have narrow shoulders.  It's difficult to do the fitting on myself.  I had just 2-inches of the embroidered part of the fabric left over.  This was another of my buy-1-get-4-free bolt ends, so the shirt was basically free.  It's some kind of linen blend.  Either linen-cotton or linen-rayon, I think.  I just love linen fabric!

I promised Juliana that I'll make a dress for her next.


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