Monday, July 14, 2014
Laid back and cool like the 70"s
Today I pulled out some wonderful bright bamboo rayon knit. This knit kept screaming old 70's black movies at me. Yeah, you know the kind that Pam Greer would star in wearing those wonderful jumpsuits and flawy dress in. So I took a stab at a two piece sundress. flowy and loss sexy cool.
Yeah it did not turn out exactly as I thought. But I do like the two pieces. The skirt is a self draft. I basically cut the fabric the length I wanted it and used elastic to gather in the waist to my waist measurement. It's not hemmed here and even after I cut off four more inches I decided not to hem it. At least not today.
The stripe top is Lutterloh 293-88-2014. I had a few little problems or questions with this pattern.
1. How to best stabilize the neck edges. I had a sewing friend suggest just stabilizing the back which I did do. I also stabilized the shoulder seams. I think next round I may try to do something with the front. I felt like the bamboo rayon knit could have used a little support.
2. How to best secure the front crossover so it does not droop?
3. make sure next round with this top to hem before basting cross over to other side front. Really once you sew the side seams you can't really hem it. So my version is not hemmed.
Over all I lied this top pattern and will do it again in a solid color.
Lastly the striped 70's inspired skirt with an Old Navy pink t-shirt.
I don't know what tomorrows adventure will be. Not hearing any of my fabric calling out to be next.
Oh well. Happy sewing.