I have my latest FO, which I finished on Sunday evening. It is the first non-knit fabric that I have used to create something since many moons ago. This was the first time that I have used a gauze material, despite buying yards and yards of it over the last year. This particular gauze fabric is very airy and I ended up doing a fair amount of handwork to make the project work.
I have have this pattern for a while and have seen great reviews on Pattern Review for every other view, but not this one. I realized why when I went to make it. It calls for three different types of lace, which don't typically come in a lot of colors. Not to be dissuade, I put down the intended fabric (which was a beautiful purple knit fabric) and ran over to Yardage Town on my lunch break (yes, I cut fabric on my lunch hour) and purchased the natural color fabric and the lace. The lace includes crochet lace, regular lace, and eyelet lace. I am glad it worked out so well. I think it is very romantic and updated Victorian. I was so into making this project, that I even kept the insides neat. I almost NEVER worry about how the insides come out. Since I have a serger, it often looks fine, enough - but for this project, I actually did the facing by hand so that it would cover up the lace work on the top portion. I used a rolled hem for the side seams and the hem.
FYI - my Denver Fabrics yarn came in and I will have to start thinking up projects for my newly added stash.
In other sewing news, I started tracing the pajama pattern from the latest BWOF, October issue. I plan on using a comfy knit fabric to make it weekend lounge wear instead of sleepwear. Other than that project, I only have plans for the crisp, white shirt in the Plus-Size section of the catalog. Here's hoping I'll have more to love in the December issue.
Oh, I forgot - I went to Sew Hut, the local Bernina store to get help on making better button holes. They really showed me how to complete the 4-step process properly along with the which attachment I need to use for my machine. With the small chisel I bought at Home Depot after reading Dawn's Fat Max post, I should have a profession pair of pants coming up in the next few days...or early next week.
Labels: FO - McCall's 5388