Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Second PR Linda Top, in Teal and Knotted
I was really surprised to find myself caught with an affliction that has never happened to me before--the desire to sew a lot of new items to be worn at PR Weekend LA. Symptoms include: constant wardrobe planning, delaying mealtimes to "just finish this step" that turns into "sew everything but the hem", sewing at 6:30am, and a sewing room that looks like it's been ransacked. In past years I have seen other PR members succumb to this affliction but this is my first case of it after a long run of 5 years.
I generally make a bag to bring to PR weekend. I sewed up this year's in March (here).
But the affliction really started with the success of the free for Members of PR Linda PR top in black (here).
Well, I "needed" some pants to wear with it.
Enter the MimiG pants (here and here).
Since I made two pairs of MimiGs, I also "needed" another shirt.
Hence, the reprise of the Linda PR top, but this time in teal and with shorter "ties" to make a knot instead of a bow. Bonus is this fabric came from EmBe in LA in Nov 2013. So it's about to make a homecoming.
You may recall from the last time I wrote about the Linda top, that I learned that the word "ruching" has no "o" in it; I thought it was "rouching". Trumbelina suggested that I think of the spelling with "o" like it's the Canadian or British spelling of the word. I like that idea (and your sense of humour!)
I made the ties 10.5" shorter by removing one "page" worth of the tie.
Instead of untaping that page, I just folded it out.
I bound the armhole, then topstitched. One of the armholes came out comically much larger than the other one, oops. I think that's a side effect of continuous sewing.
By serging the raw edge of the binding, then folding over and topstitching, it looks nicely finished inside and out. Even if there is the comically larger armhole.
The knot reminds me of French clothing, flight attendants, and Cub Scouts.
I took the outdoor photos yesterday, after it had rained much of the day. The lawn is basically clay so there is not much drainage.
Here I'm wishing I had a remote for taking pictures instead of mucking through the mud to reset the 10 second timer.
Here I'm sinking into the mud.
Help! Someone rescue me!!
I sewed one more item this morning. And depending on my stamina, I might finish another item tonight. But I really need to pack. I think the only cure for the "sewing for PR Weekend" affliction is to get on the plane, which I'm doing tmw.