Monday, August 15, 2011
I've Been Sewing--Not Posting! Loes Hinse and Vogue Projects
I made the Katherine Tilton Vogue pattern tee shirt. Not sure it is for me, but it went together very easily and it fits nicely. I made the size 12 and it is a bit roomy. For future reference, I would make the neck binding piece a bit longer. It is easier to trim off excess than to piece or recut a binding that is too short. Just barely stretched this to fit.
Then I was inspired by Tonia on Stitchers' Guild who made an entire wardrobe of garments in a weekend. I took longer, but made 3 pairs of pants and 2 tee shirts. I made one European pair without the front zip, one with, and a pair of Cruise pants that I had modified with the zip front from the European pattern. All will fit, don't need alterations, and will blend with my wardrobe of browns, tans, and black. The olive linen Euros with the zip will blend as well. Sorry they are wrinkled, but I wore them with a white linen Talbots top to go see The Help last week. The red tee shirt will go with either pant. I'm going to wear the short sleeved tee with some black pants and a light black cardigan. Whew!