To participate in the challenge you had to first take a short quiz on the blog and it gave you a power word. My word was spicy. Y'all there ain't nuthin' spicy about me so I was stuck for a minute. SERIOUSLY STUCK!
Then I decided to think about the word literally. Spicy is a derivative of the word spice. So I went looking for some images of spice(s) on the internet. This picture inspired me...
It also reminded me that I had a knit on the shelves that looked like this picture.
Originally I was going to make a high/low cardigan but I didn't have enough fabric. I'd already cut out a Pembroke tunic to sew at Sew Camp which starts on Friday. Since that pattern was already out it was easy to cut another one.
Worn with a Cardigan made in 2012
2.5 yards of Cashmere knit fabric from Emmaonesock purchased in 2008
Besides the strips of Design Plus Bias Fusible Stay Tape that I put in the shoulders there are no other notions in this top.
- The sleeeves are shorter than the pattern and cut on the crosswise grain because of lack of fabric.
- The turtleneck is about 3" shorter than the pattern - again because I was short on fabric
- The sleeves and top's hemlines are sewn with a twin needle
Things I learned from this challenge:
1. I'm much better at the garments I plan out.
Part of the planning allows me to think through all of the aspects of construction. To allow me to check the amount of fabric that I have and change my plans if I need to. It also gives me enough time to gather all of my materials.
2. Working on a deadline frustrates me.
When I'm frustrated I tend to drag my feet and many times miss the deadline. The only reason I didn't this time was because I chose a very simple garment to make.
3. Even my photo shoots are planned out
Working on such a short deadline, I'm in no mood to photograph a garment on myself. You know hair, make-up, shoe decisions...thank goodness for the dressform.
So I've completed the challenge. Made another Pembroke Tunic which goes with several things in my wardrobe and I will have a new outfit to wear to work this week!
I'm planning for Sew Camp now and my next post will be all about the trip to Fabric Mart (Disney World) and my adventures at Sew Camp!
...as always more later!