Thursday, April 04, 2013

A Bit Of Catching Up

Sorry for my absence for a while. I've been helping my husband with work this past month and after a full days with him, I have been exhausted,both physically and mentally.
Now it is time to catch up.
   I would like to thank Freya May for giving me the "Versatile Blogger Award". Her charming blog is called The Dressmaking Diaries. Her posts are warm,witty and delightful. I know there are some rules that I must follow in receiving this award and I will follow up on that later in another post this week.
    I am participating in the "2013 Essential Top Sew A Long" hosted by Linda of Fayes Sewing Adventure. She is such an inspiration and motivator. I made two tops that can be worn together or separately. This is my spring twinset and I love it.
I used these two patterns to create my twinset. The jacket is from Simplicity 2060. I removed the collar and shortened the sleeves to 3/4 length. I also took in the sleeves for a sweater style fit. I have wanted a knit jacket since last spring.

 I lined the body of my sweater, excluding the sleeves,with another cotton knit fabric so that it would have some body and work better with the princess seams. The facing is interfaced with lightweight fusible tricot.
The best part about making a knit jacket is the sleeve went in like a breeze and most of sewing was done on my serger (fast and trimmed).
    The short sleeve top underneath was made from Butterick 4819. I added a band to the neckline.

 I have not hemmed my t-shirt yet but I wanted to hurry and post this while I had a free moment.
    I've been cutting and piecing a quilt that I'm slowly losing motivation to complete. My sewing room is a mess.
Maybe I'll clean it tomorrow. I'm going to bed with a good book and cup of Sleepytime tea.