So recently I've had a hankering to sew. I don't really know how to sew but, I figured, if I can knit clothes - I can probably sew them.
A few months back I found this pattern on the Yarnaids blog and kept in the bookmarks section for a rainy day. After months of leaving my sewing machine on the bottom shelf all covered up, I brought it out, dusted it off and made this:
Trying to figure out how to take photos of myself in a dress was kind of tricky but, I managed. The material is some kind of cotton blend that has a little stretch to it. The pleats were the hardest part for me because they kept coming loose after I'd try it on. I went over them a couple times, hopefully they'll stay.
I've worn it out once so far and got a compliment! I'm a little terrified to wash it considering the pleats came loose from me just wearing it, but I think it will hold up ok.
In leui of my success on this top, I decided to try and recreate this shirt from top-shop that they don't carry anymore (sans pocket)
But, with the feel of these tops (and long enough so that I don't neccessarily have to wear real pants under it).
(images from oak nyc)
My boyfriend says I kind of look like an optical illusion and there is a bit more work I need to do to it (seam the collar, seam the bottom/back up an inch or two) but, I am pretty happy with it thus far:
I'm open to suggestion on how to finish this top to perfect it...
Anyway, I have some halloween costume sewing to catch up on.
What is your favorite website to buy yarn from online? Namely chunky yarn? Of good quality?