Eventually I reach a point where I can't find something, and I say "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!", and I break down and pick stuff up. This happens about once a month. What a bad example I am. New sewists, please don't sew this way! Look how pretty my sewing room is when it is clean. I should keep it this way always.
Anyway, in the cleaning, I actually found a top that I made, but never wore from December! WOOHOO! At least I got some reward for cleaning!
This top is from Simplicity 2195, which is another Khaliah Ali pattern. I am a HUGE fan of her patterns. They always include multiple items and are trendy, but still flattering if you don't have *uhhum*"a perfect figure". For this one, I wanted to make the handkerchief hem tunic.
I had this really cool piece of striped black and cream lace fabric that I just couldn't quite figure out what to do with it. It was a little too scratchy to wear right next to my skin, so I decided to cut out the shirt pattern twice- once out of a black ITY knit for an underlayer, and once out of the lace. I just sewed them together at the neckline, and then turned one inside the other. Both of these fabrics are knit and won't ravel, so I decided to not hem either layer at all. (Talk about LAAAAZY!)
|My cat Maddie studying the hem.|
I would like to make this pattern again in something with better drape. It isn't specifically designed for knits, and I think I'd like to use a silk charmeuse or chiffon next time. I'm also going to put the vest on my list- I think it is super cute.
Thanks for reading!