Saturday, 20 February 2010

Design learning - Kwik Sew 2694

As of last night, DH had no say in the matter when I reminded him that my sewing buddies were coming over today. He had a month of notice but because he's recovering from a boxing injury, he said home. The boxing incident was his ankle and he was dancing around with the pads on his hands while I had the boxing gloves. He's also not drinking alcohol for February as part of Feb Fast. Anyway... we had a good day of sewing.

As you can see, I had to take my own pic and this design was decided by my sewing buddies this afternoon. Girls it worked!
Now I'm really a lazy sewer at heart, that's why I normally try to sew on FOE in one step. Most of the time I have to unpick it so when Alison questioned by I tend to miss sewing the edges, we realised I always try to take short cuts.

These are proof that this time I used a two step process and it worked. No tears. Isn't Alison smart.
The key design suggestion was to use part of the fabric border under the bust. The picture above is the before shot.

This is the after shot and the shot at the top is the finished product.
This pattern has had all the alterations to make it work on me - sway back adjustment, neckline gaposis, shortened shoulder line, lowered back hem edge.
Tonight ACDC is playing and they're not playing as loud as they were two nights ago. I can still hear every word - and they're still good.


Alison said...

Not just a pretty face, huh? LOL. Slow & steady wins the race & makes FOE look much better. So sayeth me.

velosewer said...

That's right. I used the same two step technique of a basic black top yesterday and still no tears.

Sharon said...

Love the way that border looks in your top. Glad no more tears!


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