I have always wondered what leads a blogger to go from posting on a regular basis to seemingly disappearing from the online sewing community. Did something tragic happen or have they quit sewing altogether?
School is back in session here and fall sports are proving to not be quite as jam packed as I originally anticipated. P broke his left arm at middle school football practice a couple of weeks ago so that cleared tackle and flag football practices/games from our schedule. He's doing fine...disappointed that he won't be able to play but not in any pain. With a little extra time available, I'm hoping to get back on the blogging wagon and share on a more regular basis. Fingers crossed!
fabric: rainbow stripe knit from the red tag table at Jo-ann Fabrics
mods: added 2 inches length and took in bodice by 2 inches overall
Cute fabric, right? Not so cute to try and cut out after it's been washed. The stripes ended up being horribly off grain. Luckily, I had been forewarned via Instagram by Laura (@thegrimtuesday) who made herself a Lady Skater top from the same fabric.
The pattern is great and a very easy sew. I spent more time trying to make sure my stripes were straight before I cut the fabric than I did sewing the dress. I'm glad that I finally caved and bought it! I did add some length to the dress since I wanted to hem it. I also ended up taking in the side seams right under the arm as the arm holes were gaping a little bit. From this picture, I can see that K needs a sway back adjustment. I suppose it's time for me to learn how to properly do one.
K is not the only one with new stripes to wear...
This is my second 'Grey Stripes Sun Top' and this one is officially MG's.;) The fabric is a nice hefty weight cotton-rayon blend knit that Christine so nicely sent me from The Fabric Stash.
I love how her shoulders peek out. Too bad the top doesn't meet the school's dress code. With any luck, it will still fit next summer.
Happy first day of Fall!