Friday, June 14, 2013

How is it that simple projects take forever?

So, this is a super simple shirt that took a really long time.  I originally intended to make a drapey sweater type shirt, but that didn't work out so well.  I wore it once, but wasn't a fan, so I thought I would try to just make a simple tank top that would let the cool texture shine.  It's hard to tell from the picture, but the darker color is actually a little bit sheer and the lighter purple is raised.  The gathered-looking bits are actually gathered, so it's a neat texture.  Anyway, I just used a basic tank top laid on top of the fabric to cut it out, and sewed it up.  I happened to have some petersham ribbon on hand that matched almost perfectly, so I used that to bind the neckline.  I just found out about petersham ribbon, which is a more awesome version of grosgrain ribbon.  Because the edges are looped instead of straight, it curves really nicely.  Anyway, here it is!

Back to the Future of Fashion

So how do we all feel about culottes?  Back in the day (like 2nd grade or so) they made a regular appearance in my wardrobe, but I really haven't given them a thought since then.  But these days I'm all about comfortableness, and seeing a really cute pattern on the interwebs, decided to give them a try.  I've ordered Megan Nielsen's Tania Culotte pattern, so we'll see how it goes.

What are your thoughts - am I crazy?

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