Yesterday I woke up at 5am, and was just up. Instead of laying in bed being annoyed, I decided to just get up and make another sorbetto before our cooking class.
It went awesome! I still think it’s slightly too tight across the bust, but it looks good and feels good, the side seams are straight, so I’m calling it a total success. Here it is on a hanger:
Here it is on me:
This is Birch Organics double gauze and I LOVE it! It was great to work with, and the weight of the fabric is much more my style. I’ll have to try more medium weight fabrics…maybe a chambray next? Stitch got in some beautiful colored ones.
After making this shirt I decided I think I hate lawn! It’s just too light for me. And personally, I don’t understand the Liberty of London love. Their prints are cute, but it gets super wrinkled, and even though I prewashed, after washing the finished shirt it seemed like it shrank a bit and the side seams seemed kind of tight? Meh I say. Glad I got it on sale! The RK lawn I used for the Wiksten is much better.
I also started on Rachel’s 241 tote today, and while I’m not sure about the yellow pockets, I’m moving forward. I cut and interfaced all the fabric except for the strap. I’m so glad I decided to use the sparkle canvas for this bag instead of a skirt. I carefully washed it and it creased like crazy. I had to soak all the pieces and press from wet to get the creases out, however the sparkle had worn off in the creases so the lines remain. This is fine for the tote, but would be a hot mess for a garment. It was endlessly frustrating.
I also took Sew the Perfect Fit on Craftsy and am impressed. The instructor didn’t seem the most comfortable on camera, but I got lots of great tips and her method made a lot of sense to me. After signing up, Craftsy sent me a coupon for a second class so I got Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way, and was less impressed. It seemed so basic and like they rush through some of the instructions. I need to go back and watch a bit more before I decide to ask for a refund or not.