Actually I went for the project that would eliminate something from my "Grayed Affair" Wardrobe list as well as something from my Top 10 Fall Items list...yes, I pulled out my TNT Sewing Workshop Tank Top and set to work...
But first ~ the power went off for about an hour this morning in my apartment and let me just say that I was less than pleased with my utility company that the power shut off while my COMPUTERIZED sewing machine was on...
However, I did get a basic SW Mission Tank completed in the gray EOS silk that is part of the "Grayed Affair" wardrobe:
It's just basic sewing but it's a basic that brings so much punch to a garment:
And I also finished off the JCrew Argyle Knock-off Vest:
Some simple alterations to my SW Mission Tank pattern got me this vest.
1. Folded the front pattern piece over so that I would get a v-neckline.
2. Cut the pattern on the fold.
3. Normally I cut the back piece with a 5/8" seam allowance for a back seam - this time I cut it on the fold also.
4. My SW Mission Tank pattern has been altered to give me a closer fit at the underarm seam - for this version I added all of that back in. I wanted a looser fitting version for the vest.
5. The tie strips were cut 4" wide instead of the 3" that I normally use. I also cut them 60" long.
6. The front of the vest is cut from the argyle knit and the back and ties are cut from a black knit called Suaveur Knit from Fabric.com.
7. Assemble as normal for my tie-front top.
And wallah...the vest with RTW blouse and pants:
So I'm happy that I went with instant gratification...
Because now I've got two great transitional outfits to wear for late summer/early fall!