Monday, October 19, 2009

A few new things for me

I know its a little later than I planned to post this but better late than never, right? I have never been very good at making clothes for myself but I really wanted to try. I had a bolt of grey-blue jersey material thats been in my stash for about a year and really wanted to try to use it. I've tried to sew with jersey before but was very unsuccessful, always ending up with stretched out and wavy seams. I wound up tracing the shape of one of my favorite tank-tops onto the folded over material. At the hem of the tank I added about 12 inches and flared it out. I then added a band to the bottom of it to give it that "bubble" effect. I also was able to make a shelf bra that served as a self facing for the top of the shirt. This has become one of my favorite shirts. Sorry for the grouchy face.
This is one I made for my sister. I followed the same steps but with purple jersey instead.
This one I made and I'm not quite sure if I like it or not. I made it out of a striped jersey material and while it is comfortable I'm just not sure if I like how it looks on me. It is just a tube of fabric with elastic in the top and bottom hems.
Well, that is it for now. It is Halloween though so with any luck I'll get the kids costumes up on here.

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