Have you ever bought a piece of fabric, put it in your stash, forgotten about it, pulled it out months later and wondered, WTF was I thinking when I bought this??? Well, I tried to make a blouse out of several yards of shiny navy blue polyester that I must have been drunk when I bought. Or high. Or sleep deprived/off my meds/something...
Well, slippery fabric is not my friend. That, and I totally FUBAR'ed the button placket. Total wadder.
I refused to be discouraged, and decided to take a few steps back, sewing-difficulty wise. Enter McCall's 6364
|It's not as bad as the cover art makes it look.|
I've been on the fence about this pattern since I bought it at one of those 10 for $10 sales. The envelope art does it no favors, but I thought it might be a good warm weather top made up in a lighter fabric. It works.
Unbelted, I swim in it. But belted and worn over a pair of leggings or skinny jeans, I like it. I'm not sure what kind of fabric it is. I found it at the Punk Rock Flea Market for a couple bucks. There was just enough to make this top. Some kind of cotton blend, maybe?
I also made a little bag out of some oddball scraps. I call it the Hipster Bag.
|PUT A BIRD ON IT!!!|
I used a pattern from "The Book of Bags". Sizewise, it reminds me of the cute little bags I used to wear everywhere before I became a mom and needed to haul tons of my kid's shit with me. The owl is a lucky estate sale find. The branch is a no-sew applique I made with some iron-on stabilizer stuff. If I had a chance to do this over, I'd lower the design and do that part first before constructing the bag. Oh well.
I'm looking forward to March's Stashbusting Challenge. I have some awesome stuff planned this spring and summer, and I want a kickass wardrobe to go with it. Can't decide if I want to start with a top, shorts, or a bag. Either way, I'll be glad to log some time at my machiine. Happy Stashbusting!