It has been a whole year since I have put my foot on the foot pedal of my trusty Pfaff. I feel like I just got back on a bicycle. It was a very frustrating day as I just could not find things that I needed. I winged it here and there but was determined to get this top done before our weekend guests arrived and I did! By the second afternoon of sewing it was all feeling better. Here is what I am working on:
When I saw this reviewed on PR It was love at first sight. Check out this fabulous version by Ann of Sew Baby News. Isn't she gorgeous in her dip-dyed version? This top seemed to have it all, feminine, flow-y, comfy looking for the summer heat and easy peasy cut on sleeves! I'm in!
The fabric you can see above, a VERY drapey rayon crepe. It is from our favorite chain and it sewed up really nicely, no issues with quality. I did prewash it and nothing changed. My usual alterations were done out of the envelope and I will provide modeled pics and an in depth review in the next post. I love this pattern.
The previous owner of our new home had a "workroom" in the basement. Lucky for me! He hung pegboard as guys do, all brown and ugly, and his eight foot work table was just waiting to meet my rotary cutters and mats. When we chose this home the decision was made that my husband would have ownership of the garage (large, heated and sheet rocked) and a small barn outside. I get the entire basement to do as I please. We are both happy. You can see it is open, very will lit with tons of outlets, dry as a bone and not an inkling of eau de basement. It was one of the reasons we bought this property.
This will be the cutting and ironing side. I painted the pegboard and will paint the worktable as well, but all in good time. Those will be winter projects. For now stitching and creating have priority. The other side of the basement , to the right, will be my machine area. Fabrics will be stored between. This is not a pretty room and I doubt it ever will be. But it is spacious, well lit, and mine. Over time I will get more organized. In the meantime it feels so good to be sewing again. Ooo, did I say that already? Maybe five times? ...................................Bunny