I did a ton of sewing this weekend. Tons. I put the Vogue pattern aside temporarily; I'm just unsure what size to cut. And who has spare knits around for muslins? Meh. I'm going to trace the pattern pieces and assemble the paper pattern. Then I'm going to take flat measurements. I'm going to cut a 16 or an 18 but I'm just unsure. And with Vogue's now costing $4.99 on sale, tracing it is.
So, I have two other items to blog but don't want to overload this post and they both require full discussion! Plus one I'm unsure about the fabric I chose for one so I have to work up the nerve to do the final touches it. L inspired me with her last post about her jeans so I'm thinking I'll go for it!
Here is version #3 of the McCall's 6844 cardigan. I think this is it for now. I think ;-)
I used a slate gray slinky knit from Fabric Mart. I cut a medium and could have cut a small because this knit is so stretchy and well...slinky. I ended up taking in a bunch at the shoulder seam and a little extra at the side seam.
I constructed it COMPLETELY on my serger save for the hems. I was quite proud of myself!! I even put the sleeves in on the serger! I didn't cut any chunks of fabric off and I didn't hurt myself. SCORE.
(Must start adjusting for that swayback! Grr)
Not meant for walking. Only to the car, to the venue, back to the car. No extraneous walking! :)
Next up was the Kimono Tee - again - in the cool striped knit I got from Hancock. It took about 90 minutes from pulling the pattern out, ironing it, lining up the fabric, cutting, serging, bindings and hem. I wore it out yesterday and got a compliment at the restaurant! She was intrigued because it was "so different"! Yessss! :)
The colors are so vibrant! I hope it stays that way. Ahhhh.
Stripes - MATCHED.
Also, on Friday I was insanely jealous of the US edition of Burda Style being available to everyone but me it seemed. I called all of the JoAnn's, Michael's and Barnes & Noble stores in my immediate area. No luck. I found an eBay listing that was ending today and was planning on buying.
I went to Hancock on Saturday to buy thread to hem my cardigan and...YES! They had it!
Aaaaand finally, JoAnn had 60% off notions today. I didn't go too crazy but got a much needed ham.
All for $17!!!