Sunday, March 11, 2012
Style Arc Demi Drape top version 2.0, now in progress
So at the very end of last year, I sewed the Style Arc Demi Drape top. It's a great top but that inset is just too low for my taste. I wound up wearing it with a cami under the cami inset because it's just so low.
Tonight I cut out the next version, this time with an argyle double knit from Mood and brown double knit from Joann's. I cut the inset about an inch and a half higher.
In the picture it is just pinned, and I'm thinking of recutting the inset so that the diamond smack dab in the middle is turquoise instead of brown...what do you think?
Also I am hot on the trail of some white pin dot on navy fabric to make a super super super cute Burda dress. I bought this swiss dot fabric on etsy more than a month ago. It was listed as being from the 60's, estate find kind of fabric. I asked all sorts of questions about the fabric before buying it (is it see through? does it wrinkle if you scrunch it in your hands?).
I also asked if it smells. The seller said she can't smell. I can verify, it smells. Smells so much, I don't want to wash it in with my regular clothes or towels or sheets or anything because I don't want that smell transferring to anything I own.
I would just get rid of it except it is really hard to find pin dot fabric that is not quilting cotton.
So it's been outside, in the elements, for more than a month. Each week I go outside and smell it. Finally it is starting to lose its smell. The fabric has the sort of "tufted" right side (on the left of the photo) and the non-tufted back (right side). I'm thinking if I sew with this fabric, I might sew with the wrong side as the right side. (In real life, the fabric doesn't have that reddish circle; that's just my camera).
In other news, here's dinner tonight. Chicken fried rice from Cook This Not That, roll and vegan brownie from Whole Foods. I *love* the vegan brownies from WF. I don't love their vegan chocolate mousse, but the brownies are delish.
My mini-daffodils came up on Thursday when it got really warm:
And the library books for this week. Now you know where I'm going next! Hopefully I'll get to see Vanessa while I'm there.
And to CarrieKaye: I would have replied directly to you but your blogger profile is not public. I'm so glad you got to meet Suede! He is incredibly friendly. and his twitter feed is fun too. Thanks for letting me know you got to meet him and got his autograph! Share pix if you have them!
Be well everyone and good night!