Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I'm tapping out!

Well, I was in the final stretch of my Spring 1953 mini-wardrobe, and I thought I'd make the deadline (which kept moving -- 14th? 16th? No, it was the 15th). But last night I did exactly what I swore I wouldn't do -- I had a problem with my cardigan (which is otherwise coming out very cute and fits great) and in my attempt to rework the issue I made, um, a huge mistake.

Basically, the sweaterknit is just too bulky for any sort of facing approach. I attempted to add a band around the opening, which almost worked but is really just still too bulky for my taste. It looks pretty good, but I don't think I'll ever wear it if it leave it that way. Worst of all though....after applying the band, I trimmed it too far. I think I know how to fix it but I don't want to rush it again. If I'd thought for five minutes, I'd have realized that I should have just bound the raw edge, that would have worked perfectly! My new plan is to go with a contrasting band like the one in this similar pattern:


The good news is, the blouse and three new skirts are done! Here's some more pics of the blouse on its own:

Spring 1953 project: jewelry-necked blouse

Spring 1953 project: blouse buttons

And now I can get back to sewing for Emily (as she has hinted a few times that I really should just be doing that instead!)


  1. Hey, you still have until midnight Thursday. Go for it!

  2. Oh, I'm with you. But the real prize is that we made ourselves some fabulous clothes, right? Like we need a gift certficate for more fabric!

  3. Hi! First thanks for your nice comment on my Mc Call blouse :) So here's yours, I think it's a beauty! Is that silk?


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