Monday, February 11, 2008

Finally a little sewing done

I finished a few things this weekend. The black pants that have been waiting for a hem ever since I lost my shoe (found it - in the box, on the shelf where it belonged - no wonder...)

and the striped shirt. I'm not totally happy with the striped shirt. It has more ease than I like for a Tshirt, but I'm not sure I dislike it enough to take out the hem and the sleeve hems and tighten it up. I washed it, and that helped a little. Knits tend to stretch out when you're working on them.

I do like the look of the contrast binding on this one.

I also (almost) finished the green gabardine pants, but they are still waiting for a hem. That fabric really frays terribly, so I wish I would have finished all of the raw edges better. I did serge the side seams and most of the pocket area, but I wish I would have done the under laps of the pockets before I sewed them. I think it will get pretty ravelly. I think I want to make Nancy Erkicson's pant's liner to wear under these. I've never made it before, but I did purchase some ambiance a while back to make it. I may have to pull that pattern out this week.


Maureen said...

I LOVE both these shirts AND the pants Nancy. That is my favorite sleeve length in a t-shirt and I think it's quite flattering on you....put that on my list of things to make if I ever unearth my sewing machine!

LauraLo said...

Beautiful garments, Nancy! And how great those wide leg pants look on you!

Summerset said...

Great items - your wardrobe really is coming together!

Christina said...

you've been so productive - these look great.