i actually don’t have much to show here. i’ve been in a sewing frenzy/rut for the past week, alternating between feeling like i work in a sweatshop & not wanting to even go near my sewing room. part of the problem is the mess – oh god the mess. i’m the kind of person who cleans up her workspace at the end of every day… and right now, there are piles everywhere. it’s awful, but i don’t have time to clean. and i should be packing this stuff up anyway. arghhh!!
okay, i’m done complaining! promise!
anyway, here are a couple more outfits i’ve finished. do me a giant favor & ignore the mess in the background. please? i took photos indoors because the heat wave this week was so bad, i couldn’t bear to stand outside for more time than it takes to walk from my truck to my house.
nothing is 100% finished – lacking hooks & eyes or buttons mostly. i still need to put tags in all this stuff. i figured it was better to get the bulk of it done & worry about the finishing later
the sundress! it’s actually not finished… i have to hem it, add the hook & eye, and attach the straps (i plan on sewing buttonholes on the straps & buttons to the inside of the bodice back so they will be adjustable… i always have trouble with straps that are too long/short). but here’s the general gist of it!
chambray crop top & high-waisted skirt
i had a devil of a time trying to show the true color in the pictures… it’s a faded vintage-y chambray blue. the fabric is actually slightly textured, really nice stuff.
the crop top is lined with white cotton & the tie & bottom are trimmed with cream lace. i love the lace, although i wonder if it makes the tie too stiff
i haven’t actually *finished* the crop top yet; it still needs buttons & buttonholes in the back. i think i have some mother-of-pearl buttons that i can use.
lol keep in mind that it needed to be ironed – badly. changes i made:
- removed the shoulder pads
- cut the whole thing smaller for a better fit
- runched the shoulder seams
- removed the sleeves, re-cut, and re-attached as gathered cap sleeves
- cut the bottom along the bottom edge of the button placket (can you see that randumb button placket in the middle, amidst the sea of wrinkles?), attached a thick band of navy ribbing
that’s it! pretty simple, but makes a world of difference.
i still need to take a picture of that romper. poor thing is just straight chillin’ on the shelf, waiting for it’s moment to shine.
i think i’m going to give myself a break & just sew 2 more tops, to mix & match with the 4 bottoms i have already made up. that will put me to 8 looks, 12 total pieces.