Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sew-along T-shirt draft

I joined a Sew-along at Sew Country Chick, in hopes that I would improve my sewing skills.  Sew-alongs are so much fun, you always learn something new and if you have problems hopefully someone has some ideas as to what went wrong, at least I hope that's the case here.  I drafted my pattern of the project for this week and made a muslin.  It fits like a glove everywhere but the sleeves and I can't figure out what I did wrong.  I have posted pictures but unfortunately my card was full and I didn't take any with my arms down.  When I put my arms down I get wrinkles across my chest, when I put my arms out to the side it feels like the arm holes are too big and it pulls up on the t-shirt.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I did wrong.  I was having trouble with the sleeve cap, I kept increasing it in 1/4 " increments until it was big enough to fit in the armhole, which makes me think one of those measurements were wrong.  Thanks in advance for any advice.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Asymmetrical Leopard top

I love leopard prints I've seen in stores lately, but I've come to realize, all leopard print tops are not created equal, for example, the one I recently made for myself.  I fell in love with this print at the store and I thought I'd found the perfect pattern for it, turns out I was wrong!  This is what the top is suppose to look like:

This is what the top I made looked like:

Trust me this is as good as it gets!  I was laughing so hard I couldn't take a decent picture.  What's wrong with the top, you ask?  Well let me tell you, IT MAKES ME LOOK FAT!!  It feels like its twisted, I think partly because it has no front and back, the back and front are cut from the same pattern piece, and the asymmetrical sleeves gives you feeling like you made a mistake and cut
one sleeve shorter than the other.  After making this top, I read the reviews for this pattern and found a lot of people had the same problem with it feeling like it was twisting on you, had I read the reviews first, I probably wouldn't have wasted my perfect leopard print on this top, but oh well, maybe I can pass it on to someone as a X-mas gift!  ha! ha!

Friday, November 2, 2012

It's my birthday!

Guess what I got today?!  Ok, you'll never guess, so I'll just tell you.  I got a serger for my birthday!  Yay!  I've been wanting one forever, I got one as an early birthday present.  I"m  so excited, I really wasn't expecting anything so I was really surprised when my husband and I went to the store today and he told me to pick one out.  I have the best husband in the world!  I can't wait to put it to use, but I'm going to have to figure it out first.  It's a little intimidating  but it will be so nice to figure out how it works and what all I can do with it.  I can't wait!!