Well, today is the last of 2010, and it’s been a fun one. I started this blog, made new sewing friends, learned from fellow sewing bloggers, participated in Self-Stitched September and had a great time sewing up my stash and planning new projects.
This shirt is Simplicity 4076 made up in a crushed velour as half of the birthday gift promised to a friend of mine back in November. The other half is a new version of my very first BurdaStyle – number 09-2010-111B. I made it up in a heavier crushed velour in a deep burgundy that sometimes looks like magenta. It sewed up beautifully. I did change the sleeves, though, as after wearing mine all fall, the ties on the sleeves are VERY annoying. So I did my friend a favour and left them out.
I cut the sleeves a good 4 inches shorter than the pattern – it’s just to much extra fabric for a heavy velour like this. Then I gathered 6 inches of the sleeve length from the cuff into a 3 inch length and stitched the gathers so they won’t move around. I think it’s a much more practical take on this pattern. The fabric is very luxurious looking and very plush to the feel. I hope she likes it!
And lastly for this year, I had hoped to finish up this little quirky and spontaneously-decided-upon skirt from Burda September 2010.
On a whim, after cutting out the blouse 111B from the paisley fabric, I thought it would look interesting in the faux-wrap style skirt.
It’s got a lot of pleats – two layers of them in the overlap across the front. I may regret this once it’s sewn up, but hey – it wouldn’t be the first time I thought something would be interesting and then it wasn’t so interesting on me when it was completed!
Well, that’s the last of the sewing for this year. I look forward to more in 2011, and sharing and learning from you all. God bless you, dear reader, one and all!