Well, I've been working on this top for my swap, and I'm not too pleased. I love the fabric (silk twill), and now that I've lowered the armholes, the fit is good. The problem is the hem. I should not have chosen this type of hem with a stripe - especially of such slippery fabric. The striped would not line up, and them when I got them to, it seems that the fabric is stretched and lies funny. It also is not very flattering. I think I will have to take off the "skirt" and do something else. The top will be shorter than I want it, but I'm not sure what else would look good. Maybe a ruffle of the same fabric (short) or some black lace or ??? I still need to do the buttonholes. And darn it if the timing did not go out on my machine again! Always on the weekend - I'll have to wait until Monday to take it back in again.
I'm also plugging along on the bustier. I spent a couple of hours this morning feather stitching all the seam allowances on the outer fabric and then hand basting the piping onto the foundation piece. Next I will attach the waist stay and the boning. I have things I need to do today, so I probably won't get as much done as I'd like before tonights chat. Plus, I still have a headache - day 3.
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Posted by Nancy Winningham at 9:47 AM