Whew! What a ride!
I didn't sew in this last 1.5 week span but I sure thought about it! It seems I dream about sewing and it consumes my daytime thoughts as well. I walked into my sewing room a few times just to browse and feel the fabric; I also browsed my patterns and Ottobre magazines. These things comfort me.
My mom gave me some clothes to take to Goodwill this week and I snatched up a few things to re-purpose. Here is a shirt that Grandpa no longer wants for some reason or another. I decided to mesh together the Zen T-shirt pattern from Ottobre 6/2011 and the Tools Tank from Ottobre 03/2011 to turn the Grandpa shirt into a Tank for Mr. T.
before after front after back
I also used two different ribbing techniques to see what I liked better. The ribbing on the left is the bias method. I sew it onto the right side and then flip over itself, turn it up and top-stitch. The ribbing on the right I fold in half then sew right sides together, serge, then flip, press, and sew the serge edge down. I think I like the looks of the ribbing on the right and it is a bit faster/easier.
That's all I've really be up to. Countdown to vacation begin!
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~