(oh beautiful cover-stitch, how I love thee)
This is a pull-over top with raglan sleeves. The neckline and arms have elastic in casings. I sewed up View B in short sleeves. K is now in a size 10 so I cut and sewed a size L (10). She was really excited about the long sleeve one with bell sleeves but I explained to her that Spring was coming and long sleeve sewing would have to wait until Fall.
Instructions: Kwik sew instructions are easy to follow and their pictures help a visual person like myself; however, Step 5 has you overcast/serge the edge in the round - whereas I prefer to do it before the last part of the neckline is closed (personal preference). The same can be said for Step 2 in view B for the sleeves. Nothing wrong with this, I just find it easier/faster to serge flat.
I did not use the recommended 21" for the neck elastic but shortened it to 18.5" after testing it on Miss K. I used the longer sleeve length instead of the cap sleeve.
easy way to use up cotton wovens
only uses 1 yard
a bit short
sort of a "too simple" pattern
3/4 yard of stashed green tree fabric purchased in August 2013 from Mill End Textiles. 1/4 ish yard of green stripe purchased March 2012 from fabric.com. It is called Nicey Jane Slim Dandy Stripes Blue, from Free Spirit.
K decided to have a dance party
But then spotted the neighbor's cat and took off to pet it
Stash used: 5 yard
Fabric Out: 24 yards + 11 scrap pounds
Fabric In: 20.5 yards
Totals for the year to date:
Stash sew this year: 18 yards
Fabric out in 2014: 78 yards!
Fabric in 2014: 75.5 yards
So I found this saying the other day and it really got me thinking about my sewing goals.
"Some kind of failure always occurs before success. If you're too afraid of failure, you can't possible do what needs to be done to be successful."
Most of the battle I have is internal. I do not like failure or even the thought of it. This prevents me from starting many projects. This is something I hope to change this year. Do you ever not start a project for fear of failure?
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~