I don't like leaving things unfinished. It gets under my skin.
I've had a few patterns sitting around in various stages of completion since August? September? Who knows but they've been bugging me! It is so unlike me! I like to finish a project all the way before I start the next.
I finally got around to that pile this week. I'd like to start the new year off with a clean slate.
After I made K her red maxi sundress in July 2014 She asked me to make a high/low hem dress. I purchased this beautiful cotton fabric sometime in 2014 from fabric.com and cut out the pattern in a size 10 back in August. I used a purple cotton lycra for the bodice.
It is a very pretty dress. I normally do not like high/low hems but this looks pretty on K. The bodice is big for her but she has time to grow into it.
Fabric: Laguna Stretch Cotton Jersey Knit Amethyst, Kaufman that has been in my stash since March 2014. 1/2 yard at $3, skirt is 100% cotton woven, it was simply called Vines Multi, 2 yards for $11.16. Total for dress: $14.16
I also had these undies cut out for me in the purple cotton lycra leftovers from K's bodice from the dress but never sewed them up. I used binding for the leg elastic though I think I should have done them a bit tighter. I used regular picot elastic for the top and sewed right on top of it with the coverstitch. After wearing them a day, the leg elastic does get a tad loose over time. Next time I will cut the strips at a full 2" so there is some pull in the binder attachment which makes them smaller. If I do 1 3/4" the binding goes on flat and nice for necklines but with not much pull. At 2" it has nice pull, but wrinkles the fabric. I hope that made sense.
I just love the fit and coverage of the Jalie underwear!
Now I just have 4 more pairs of Jalie's to sew up for K and my pile will be clear! :)
And on to the fail. Not really a fail, fail. But a time wasted fail. LOL.
elephant Renfrew and asked me to make her a top like that. So I spent some time drafting out a cowl and modifying two Ottobre tops to get to here. Looks cute right? like a baby Renfrew (minus the cuffs and hem because this was a fast "trial". K put it on to test it out and hated the cowl. She said she felt choked, even though it is loose on her neck. So, no go. I'm just glad I didn't cut into nice fabric but used crappy $1.99/yard fabric!! You live, you learn. (still, it would have been super cute on her). Sigh.
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~