Sew - Along
This week I have decided to participate in a sew-along! The basic premise is that someone in blog land posts a "how to" all week long, and those of us at home follow along, at the end of the week, you have a finished product! The two lovely ladies of Pickup Some Creativity and Gwenny Penny are hosting this sew-along and they are using the brand new Lisette pattern from Simplicity.
I originally saw these new patterns a few months ago, and originally couldn't find them in the stores locally, but when I did find them (for $1.99) I snatched three of them up! I have been saying for a while that I wanted to make myself some tops, so now is the time! I will be making a muslin first (which I never do) but, I really don't want to mess up the fabric I bought (above) and I really want this thing to fit! I have a bunch of fabric that I bought a while back from the $1 a yard section at Walmart and am going to cut into it first before using the Lisette Fabric I purchases specifically for this shirt. I would much rather mess up $2 worth of fabric rather than $12 worth of fabric.
I will technically be making View A, but lengthening it a bit to a tunic instead of a short shirt. I also want the short sleeves of View A, it is to hot in South Louisiana for those longer sleeves! This sew-along also corresponds to the Spring Top Sew-Along being hosted by Made by RAE. I have until May 6th to get this baby finished and photographed, so I better get to work!
4/25/2011 04:45:46 am
Looks like fun! Your fabric is beautiful, good idea to make a muslin first to make sure of your fit and all.
Hi, here in Brazil we don't have those great patterns I see all around US blogs and sew-alongs. I always think about importing them. Do they come with clear instructions on how to join the pieces (step-by-step)? Sorry to bother you with this question, I just wanted to know if it was worth to buy the patterns :) Thanks!
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