This is kind of a muslin. I didn’t really like this fabric because it is kind of a polyester-y, clingy, fur collecting fabric. But I’ve been wanting the Maria Denmark Kirsten Kimono Tee forever, so I used it to test the fit.
It’s a quick make, only 2 pieces, plus a neck binding strip. OK OK so 3 pieces to cut out and sew together.
Well, I hated the fabric, but I love the tee so I might be keeping it.
Oh, here’s a close up of how I messed up the neck binding, can you see how it isn’t even at all!? Oops! It’s totally uneven in the back too, but at least in the back I centered the skinny part right in the middle so it looks like a little design feature 🙂
Oooooooh my teeth look good there. I swear I didn’t photoshop any of these! #nofilter
sooooooo. since I have tons of fabric like this left (over 1 yard) write me a comment of what your spring sewing plans are and I’ll pick a winner next weekend (actually probably no one will comment in which case I know who I’ll give it to.)
And just some updates: last August (check the archives) I made a post about MY OWN sewing dreams. Here’s an update of how I did.
red, white, and blue quilt: DONE, I can’t believe I didn’t share this here on the blog
Cynthia Rowley dress: NOT DONE, I keep putting it off because I don’t wear dresses that much
Papercut Undercover Hoodie: DONE, in fleece and Christmas!
Cropped Jacket: NOT DONE, that fabric just isn’t my style. I know I should muslin (practice run of sewing a new pattern) but I’m too impatient
New pair of jeans: IN THE WORKS. probably you will see these in a month or 2, I’m trying to be really careful and accurate
Sewn Square One Go Anywhere Dress: DONE, I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this yet, I wear it all the time!
Sewaholic Minoru: NOT DONE, still honing my skills 🙂
3 different jerseys turned into t-shirts: DONE, DONE, and not DONE. Let’s face it, that brown fabric is U-G-L-Y, it ain’t got no alibi. You’ll see the purple shirt soon though!
Brown shirting Sinbad and Sailor Dove fitted tee: DONE, and given away. I can’t believe I didn’t even take any pictures of this. I made it a little too small, so the back was constantly all the way open. It wasn’t just a little peek here and there. But I did wear it to a lunch “date” with some co-workers and it’s loose fit was perfect for the buffet. Next time I will size up and then put some darts into the front for a little shaping. I can’t believe I didn’t take any pictures because even though it didn’t fit right my sewing was meticulous and it looked awesome inside and out! I will have to do it again soon.
Elisalex dress: NOT DONE, still haven’t found the perfect fabric.
SO, I’m at about 50% 🙂 I’ll take that. There’s nothing that I haven’t made that I wish I had so I feel really good about this list. Well, I want the Elisalex, but I want it to be perfect so I need to be patient 🙂
Oh! and I won a contest last week! I already got the Named Jamie Jeans pattern so expect those in a month or so. and the Archer button-down is headed my way too! yeay! buttonhole practice! Everything practice! Totally intimidating but totally cute! I can not wait!
Let me know if you’re interested in my green fabric and some other treatsies I have laying around here 🙂