I am just bursting with joy after I finished my latest project! I finally tackled the Sencha Blouse from Colette Patterns. It really wasn’t a “tackle” it was more of a “roll”. A roll because, it was easy, breezy and I just rolled with it. I am thrilled with the results and for the very first time I used my intimidating buttonhole foot attachment. This is the one that plugs into the machine and communicates with the machine. I don’t really understand how it works, so that in part is why it makes me a little nervous. I feel the same way about airplanes.
And just so you know Sencha is not only a blouse pattern it is also a Japanese green tea. I had to look it up.
I whipped up a yo-yo out of the same fabric and made a pin/barrette.
Here is the posterior photo.
Oh and I used buttons that I had in my stash. The pattern calls for 3/4 inch buttons, I had 1/2 inch buttons so I did 7 buttonholes instead of 6. Unfortunately I only had 6 buttons, so I am going to try to get another one. If I can’t I will make the top button a “feature” button. There’s always something, huh?
I also finished my second pair of Iris shorts. These are made of a cotton seersucker/gauze fabric. They don’t hang as well as my navy blue wool Iris Shorts, but they will do.
At first glance they don’t look too bad, but take a second glance and something is just a little off.
Had I lined up the stripes, these shorts would have been nearly perfect! Oh well, live and learn!
One more photo.
I even did buttonholes and buttons on this one with a little trim. (These buttonholes were done with my old buttonhole foot). Pretty snazzy!
One more thing that I want you to know……
Are you participating?
This came to me through the lovely Lavender from Threadsquare. It originated from Zoe from “So Zo…What Do You Know?”. Cute name for a blog! Anyway, hop on over to her blog and sign up to partake if you would like. Here’s my pledge.
‘I, (Tracey from Swellsewing.com), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’12. I endeavour to wear something made by me each day for the duration of May 2012’.
Today I am wearing a headband that I made.
Not terribly exciting, but it is the first day!
Happy May Day!