Whatever happened to me?!
It has been an eventful year so far. Well, that's another post. For now, I'm going to play a catch-up. Shall we?
First, a project from February.
My favorite Style Arc Susan Top. Here's the version 2. My first one, exactly a year ago, is here.
I wanted to make it with just a tiny bit more ease added on the armhole and upper part of sleeves this time. That was successful. However;
I have yet to learn much about fabric selection. This was a very light weight jersey knit. Beige in color. So light weight that I didn't want to bother with hems of any sort. So, just serged and left as is.
It looks fine on my grey dress form. But when I put it on me, the beige color next to my skin made it look like it's a long underwear! Nothing I can really wear as an outerwear.
Thought about embellishment with these fabrics. Maybe an applique?
Maybe make it a bit more cheerful. But, noooo. The shirt will forever be my inner wear, waiting for winter!
I think this fabric would have made a beautiful cardigan, perfect for summer evenings in Seattle. Well, live and learn.
Please share with me your fails and learnings in the department of fabric selections.