I have completed my latest top - New Look's 6729 knit top. It is a very different construction for me and even though it was an easy pattern, it took a bit of time to wrap my head around putting it together. I made view C without the ties. I opted to take in the sides more, so it wasn't needed.
This is a very comfy top and it made its debut all around LA and Venice Beach. Yup - I went to FIDM, the Fashion Institute of Direct Merchandising. We talked about the different fabric spots in the LA Fashion District in my sewing class. A classmate came back with wonderful tales of fabric galore, so the Sicilian and I took a drive to LA on Saturday. I didn't have a chance to make it to the different stores, but managed to go to FIDM, where the future designers study. They have a Scholarship Store where they sell clothes in front and behind the curtain.....there's lots of fabric.
I picked up yards and yards of knit fabric for only $30! I mean really great fabric for only $1/yard. If there were any cut outs on the bottom, they would throw in an extra 1/2 yard. Perfect!
With all of the new knit fabric, I plan to watch the last 2 episodes of Season 3 of Lost with my roommate and sewing up a storm. She is hoping to work on the McCall top I did previously and I am looking to work on a Burda skirt and top that I have already traced out. Keeping my fingers crossed that we will be productive in sewing and Lost! lol. We still have Season 4 to get through before catching up to the rest of the world...Season 5. (No spoilers please).
Update: The shrug I'm wearing is called Fusion by Leanne Prouse & Lorraine Tweddle. It's found in the Ella Rae Book Seven. I used Ella Rae Shibu, the called for fiber. I made this shrug for myself last year and then another for my Sister.