Monday, June 9, 2008

All I Wanted...

...was a decent photo of this blouse I made. However, I have a really hard time taking photos of myself, and as you can see if you look closely -it already has baby guck on it.

Anyway -BEFORE:



AFTER:



It has embroidery -at which I stink, but I was thinking of Hydrangeas as I did it. I'm not sure that's what these look like.


Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. I've learned a few things about my new machine's stretch stitch functions, and also that I have a lot to learn about sewing knits. I got the idea from this blog. I did it a little differently than she did. I used the original neckband from my husband's shirt after cutting a new neckline and gathering it. That was no easy task for me as I am gathering-challenged. I can never keep things evenly spaced. I also gathered and re-set the sleeves, as well as taking-in and shortening the shirt. So although it's still only a tee shirt, and looks like something you'd just "whip-up", it was quite a challenge for me. I dunno if I'll do it again or not.

5 comments:

Bertha said...

Oh my gosh! I LOVE this, SO much. This doesn't look like something you'd just 'whip up'! It's SO flattering on you and the embroidery is gorgeous!! I LOVE the gathered neckline too! I'd love to make something like this for myself but I am really crap at sewing knits...beautiful job!

Diane said...

WOW! It looks so great! Good for you!! You sewed knits that beautifully on your sewing machine?! Amazing!

Paula said...

Oh thanks, you guys! I LOVE my new machine. This was a scary project for me in some ways, but good to get my feet wet with the whole knits thing. I'm sort of interested in that Built by Wendy book about knits. I bet that would help.

EatPlayLove said...

Wow.. Amazing! Love it..

ccia said...

what a transformation!! very clever!