Monday, April 11, 2011

it's getting hot in here

so evidently we skipped spring and went straight to summer. i'm pretty much dying of heat stroke already and it's not even 9:00 AM.
butterick 5495
Pattern: Butterick 5495, View C
Fabric: Rayon jersey from joann
Size: 8
Started and Finished: last week sometime.

i didn't discover until too late that my fabric had a big flaw in it. this is basically my muslin anyway--i wanted to try out the pattern. i did not like the instructions, especially for the neckline. i'll have to read over the entries on pattern review and see if others have done it better. there's a lot of stay stitching which takes all the stretch out of the fabric. if i were to make this again i'd wing it instead of using the directions. the neckline is very low, so i'd like to raise it a couple of inches at least.

otherwise i'm happy with the top. the fit and length are both pretty good and i like the sleeves. i could probably make the tunic version and wear it as a dress. it's a nice style so i might be trying it again in the near future.

btw, i thought i had finally avoided the kitty in the background, but i see now that he snuck in there after all.
Aflutter Headband from JCasa
the headband i'm wearing is from jcasa's free pattern but without the applique. i used a ponytail holder instead of regular elastic. i'm not quite sure if i'm a headband person so i thought i'd give it a try. anything is better than having my hair in my face. this only took about 10 minutes to make. i used a scrap of leftover stripey remix, purple solid connecting threads fabric, and a bit of interfacing. if you like headbands this is a good pattern.

3 comments:

  1. Yeah, we hit the nineties over the weekend. I'm not ready for that kind of heat yet. Your new top is cute! It does seem silly to use so much stay-stitching on a knit.

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  2. I love the stripes! it was a balmy 74 degrees here over the weekend..... aaaah :)

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