Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Potholder Week! Quilt As You Go Edition

Potholder Week!
9" square log cabin
solid connecting threads fabric for the back and binding
i used the quilt as you go method, except that i spray basted the backing onto the batting and quilted the whole thing all at once. it would have looked better with a busier fabric for the backing, but oh well.
Potholder Week!
i think this one is my favorite. i really enjoyed the QAYG method and i'd like to do it again.
Simplicity 2614
I was very productive and sewed 4 tops last week. this is simplicity 2614. i did the size 10 with an A cup. i used a rolled hem on my serger to finish the bottom hem. i also set the sleeves in flat, but i pretty much always do that now. i used my serger whenever possible because the fabric wanted to fray a lot.
Simplicity 2614
i don't love the fabric (polyester from fabricmart) but it was only $1-ish a yard so i can't really complain. i wonder if the shirt would've draped better in a less heavy fabric. it looks a bit weird in the back and the shoulders are stiff. i'm calling it my Dynasty shirt--i'm ready for my catfight now.
Simplicity 2614
this pic shows the pattern on the fabric better. i really liked the separate cup sizes. the shirt fits pretty well and it was relatively easy to sew. i might make another version with long sleeves but i would splurge for some nicer fabric next time. i would also lengthen the top. it's fine untucked but if i wanted to tuck it in i could use a few more inches. it's odd how so many pattern tops are short. i am not long-waisted by any means.

after wanting one for so long i finally have my tie-neck blouse. and i'm kind of eh about it. i like the style but i'm not sure it's quite me. maybe i'd feel different if i were more dressed up in a pencil skirt and heels. i should make one of those next.

4 comments:

  1. Four tops in one week?? Crazy! Your newest potholder turned out nicely. The shape of the top is nice, and I do think you'd feel better about it with a pencil skirt. Try it!

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  2. I really like the style of that top and hope you get some good wear out of it! love the potholder. :)

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  3. You're going to need some frosted blown-out hair and gigantic earrings to complete the Dynasty look!
    Love the blouse. I've always sorta wanted to wear a tie blouse, but just can't bring myself to do it!

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  4. Nice job on your blouse. I'll have to keep the length in mind when I make this pattern too. All the potholders you are making are adorable. What a great idea for Christmas gifts. I have made so many other things in Christmas' past that I felt like I ran out of ideas this Christmas. Will have to keep this in mind for next year!

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