Friday, 22 May 2015

More Burda skinnys.

Oops, I did it again! 6855 Burda.

I'm just loving this pattern! This is my fourth pair.

The print is a little wild, so my details get lost in it, but all the same I love this cotton twill with a wee bit of stretch. Just picked it up at Fabricana Imports.

White top stitching thread would have shown off the details better but my butt did not want all that attention. All the details are there - in black ,and this time I added rivets to the stress points with my Prym snap tool that I never shut up about!

This season I am having serious wardrobe issues. All my tops last summer were patterned and nothing goes with all the printed bottoms I've been making this year. Anyone else having this problem?

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Alabama Chanin Corset Top

A little slow stitching for me this weekend!
This is my first attempt with AC's Corset top. I use two men's medium sized t shirts I collected from the thrift store.
It turned out well and I really enjoyed making it while I sat outside enjoying the sunshine. But I have to say it's a bit racy for me and I will only wear it at home. I did a Google search and found that this looks really good on less busty women.
I learned a few things on this project I will regard for my next one.
I will make alterations so it fits better! The neckline was way too low and a bit wide through the shoulders. I threaded elastic through the neck and arms to bring it closer to the body. Once again I need to make Muslins!!!
The fabric was very thin so it offers zero support. Next time I will use a heavier knit or use a double thickness.
I needed to add a 3" flounce to accommodate my muffin top. I really like the addition. It's very feminine.
Last but not least , I will use a thimble!!!!!!! When I've joked in prior posts about sewing till my fingers were bleeding-I wasn't kidding. It's starting to heal but man that little sucker hurts like the dickens. I can't blame my injuries solely on this project. I have been diligently working on my AC style 4 panel skirt as well.

I call it AC style because it's her technique but my own designs.

I have yet to finish it, but it will be ready to wear this summer.
It started off quite organic. Just paint and reverse appliqué.
Then I decided to make it more of a sampler.

Experimenting with different styles of her work.
Then the beading happened.
And you know, now I just can't stop.
It's become one of those things when more is just not enough- does that make sense?
I need to let my pointer heal up a bit more and then I'll get back in the saddle again- because I can't wait to wear it.

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