Friday, January 7, 2011
I Got A Thing About You
For my Apparel Construction class, we had to make a button-down shirt (with a collar & cuffs) for our final project. We had to use a pattern, so I honestly just chose the cheapest one at Wal-Mart (some New Look pattern, can't recall the number). I wish I had chosen one with a traditional neckline now, instead of a V, but ah, well. I'll wear this regardless. Anyway, it was pretty intense to make. I'd never done anything with a collar & neckband before, so doing that was difficult--but the finished product is so awesome! I love clean finishes. So much.
It has flat-felled seams everywhere but the arms, slipstitched cuffs, and 6 darts throughout. (Psst. I got an A on it! :D)
This is my "I can't feel my fingers and I just got snow in my boots" expression. It was snowing and really, really cold when I was taking these. By the end of it, I was having extreme difficulty pressing the buttons on the camera because my fingers were totally numb. When I finally got inside, it hurt SO much for them to be in the warm air! I was bouncing around like little goats do, wailing, "Whyyyy do I doooooo this to myself??" (Answer: Because I not-so-secretly love it.)
head scarf / vintage | knit scarf & pendant /gifts | shirt & skirt / handmade | belt / trade | boots & socks / target
I think I'm going to turn on my heater, crank up some Tom Petty, set up my sewing machine, & sew all weekend. What are your plans for the weekend?