"...but there was something so significant about being able to make a gorgeous item of clothing from almost raw materials. It gave her a feeling of her own power, to make something practical and beautiful just by using her own skill and creativity. It inspired her."
I am inspired by many things when sewing and a good pattern that yields wonderful results is on the top of my list...so after trying something new, I RAN not WALKED back to my TNT patterns to make this twinset...
The tie-neck tank was finished last weekend and it has been patiently waiting for its cover, so I obliged it.
I did change the cardigan up a little bit.
~ I omitted the front band and added 2 inches to the front and back neckline and hems.
~ Then I interfaced the curve and simply folded it to the back.
~ I made a curved front instead of the usual square.
~ And I added twinstitching to the front and back neckline.
~ The sleeves were hemmed at bracelet length.
...Just a few things to change up a basic outfit. Two cute pieces that will work wonderfully in my early spring transitional wardrobe. Pics of me tomorrow...it's nighttime and I just don't feel like changing out of my pjs! *LOL*
Since I have a few days to sew (I have Monday off) I am going to try and finish up several garments that are in various stages of construction hanging around my sewing area. The cardigan was just the first. Hopefully I can clear a few more out this weekend!
One last thing...
The 2008 Timmel SWAP contestants wardrobes are up! Please surf by and take a look at the amazing wardrobes these women have created! And even though I didn't participate this year, I want to give a shout-out to Julie for all of her hard work! She organizes, encourages, sews and then posts all the pictures and texts for the participants on her site. She is a true champion of home sewing!
Back to the sewing machine!!!!