Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The longest UFO

So... I made Jenna post about her new makes so I figure that I should post something too. I've been so lazy about writing and taking photos so now I have quite a few things to share with you guys :)

This one is my longest UnFinished Object in my I-have-no-idea-how-to-deal-with-it pile. When I bought this fabric I didn't even suspect how hard it would be to deal with. It's thin, stretchy, very shifty and my sewing machine hated it with a passion. Fortunately I was ignorant enough that I just went ahead. Each seam was sewn with tissue paper between the fabric and the feeder. I didn't have a walking foot then so that was the only way my sewing machine would stitch it. When it came to finishing the neckline, armholes and hemming it I gave up.
I picked it up again in February, after over a year I think. My sewing machine still hated it but with a walking feet it was mostly sewable (is that even a word???) I tried finishing edges with twin needle but it didn't work. So I found a satin bias tape which looks really nice with the fabric. It is supposed to be bias but it's not very flexible at all. Although now when I think of it maybe I can still fix it by long ironing session? I don't like the ripple effect on the neckline. On the other hand ironing does nothing to the fabric so the seams all look a bit off :/

I found this patter in Burda 7/2013. I can't remember the number but it's one of the plus size ones. I like the lines of this top. I made it before and I might do it again if I find suitable fabric. Previous one was no-stretchy at all and uncomfortable to wear, this one shows bumps and lumps but it's ok to wear tucked it and under a jacket. The hem also sits a bit funny. It's not my best make I admit. Or rather it's one of my worst makes and it doesn't really look too flattering on me. But I'm glad it's finished.

Oh, an one more think I need to show you! Who follows me on instagram already had a chance to meet Mr Pumpkin but I think I should show him off here as well. With some of the WSBN girls we organized a autumn gift exchange. Gifts had to be handmade and cost no more than $10. Included were 'traditional' days/celebrations associated with autumn such as Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. So amazing Juliet made this cute little guy for me:
Mr Pumpkin


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