Monday, February 02, 2015

Two Tops, One Pattern

I love the look of View C on pattern Vogue 8534.

However, I don't have enough yardage in my existing fabric stash.  I need 2 yards, 60 inches wide, but only have 1-1/2 yards, so I am planning on a two toned top.  The bow area and sleeves in a black tone on tone stripped knit with the base top in the cream and black scattered dotted ITY knit.  There is a seam that separates the two areas on the front, but not on the back.  I will add one on the back using the front as a guide.

Only 1-1/2 yards are needed for View A.  I will make that version first in the dotted coral/black ITY knit.  I've read reviews stating that this pattern runs a bit big.   This looks pretty uncomplicated for fit adjustments.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Two weeks ago I left my full time job.  I am excited to finally have the time to indulge in my many hobbies.  I haven't sewn in about three years except for a duvet cover, a western shirt, a six foot kite.  Not that I need another hobby, but I also discovered beading and silversmithing.

Last week I stumbled across a challenge called, "Sew Your Own Wardrobe For A Year" that I joined.  I am organizing my sewing room and looking through my stash for my first project.  Can't wait to get started.