Let me tell you about the disaster that was the first incarnation of this chevron fabric. Oh my. I know we all try to remember that mistakes are just a part of sewing, but sometimes you look back and just wonder, what on earth was I thinking?
So, the fabric. It’s a lovely cotton/silk that I bought with Gertie when I last visited New York. I loved this print, and it’s the perfect weight for a blouse. I decided on a vintage blouse pattern I had from the late 1930s. I’d made it before, but I decided to try a different sleeve variation, a 3/4 length bishop sleeve type thing.
Loud pattern. Big puffy sleeves. High neckline. I looked like a clown. And not just any clown, but a psychedelic hurts-to-look-at-it optical illusion type clown. It was… not good.
As for the pants, they’re also simple, but I finished the inner waistband with the leftover bias tape from the Sorbetto. It’s not visible from the outside of course, but I love having that hidden pop of color and pattern!
So that’s my sewing for the challenge this week! And I bought fabric for future projects today too. Anyone else making progress?
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