Well I am fully back at work, and back in deep. This is certainly going to affect my sewing time.
But not entirely.
Here is a third version of the Jane shirt, this time as per pattern with the yoke and the 3/4 split sleeve, in one of my big city prints. Although I am beginning to wonder if I am going to end up looking like Kramer, I admit I love it. Maybe, no undoubtedly, my inner Kramer is larger than I thought.
Having made this before there was only one small change I made. The split sleeve is made by simply leaving about 3" of the sleeve seam open and I knew the wrong side would show a bit. As a result I added to the hem so it was 1 1/2" wide, and before I even sewed the sleeve seam I finished the raw edges of the fabric with my narrow hem foot. It thought this made a very easy sleeve treatment look a little neater and you know we only do top quality work in this location, assuming you define top and quality pretty loosely:
Now back to work, my job I mean.
I am pretty pleased with the realization that I have now four of my six SWAP tops done, of course four of the final total will be from the same pattern but with such different fabric choices I don't think that matters. And if it does don't tell me.
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon