My tagline for my blog is “Somewhere in Between The Good, The Bad And The Ugly It’s All Swell.” Well, introducing THE UGLY.
I had some Chartreuse jersey hanging around in my creating room and a lot of it. After tackling the Sewaholic Renfrew and succeeding, (by my standards), I thought I would try Simplicity 1808. I sewed just the t-shirt.
Thinking this would be easy peasey, but not the case. I am still having troubles working with jerseys and knits. Am I just letting them intimidate me? Or do I truly lack the skills to sculpt the drapey fabric? Ugh! Ugh-LEE! The neckline on this beauty is stretched and unshapely. It makes me crazy! I even had enough jersey to try sewing it again. So I did, and my second attempt was even worse!
The very sad part of this whole tale is that the t-shirt could have been really cute and I would have worn the heck out of it! If only…….
My sewing has been a little scattered lately. I have 3-4 sewing projects that I am working on all at the SAME TIME!!! Why do I do this to myself? Is this normal? Do I even what to be normal? I think not!
I have purchased some ponte de roma fabric from Girl Charlee, to try my hand, again at sewing another Renfrew. This is considered to be a stable knit, which is recommended by the Renfrew Pattern. The print on both of these fabrics is larger than they seem. So it will be interesting to see how much I love these.
Finally the MMM 2012 Challenge continues. This is how I did this week.
Day 15 MMM 2012
Day 16 MMM 2012
Me-Made Clovers with a J Crew sweater and a Vera thrifted scarf.
Day 17 MMM 2012
Sorbetto sewn from an Etsy purchase of vintage silk. There was a lot of contorting with my body when I struggled to take this photo of myself.
Day 18 of the MMM 2012 Challenge.
A Me-Made fabric necklace complete with yo-yos and swarovski crystals.
I am off to Michigan for a couple of days to snag my mom and bring her back to California for several days! Have a great weekend!