But you probably came here to see what actually got sewn during those three days. These are not new patterns, just TNT ones for expanding my winter wardrobe. Mr. Lucky took some pics when there was a little sun and the temps were close to 40F yesterday. I tried a few more famous blogger poses to spice up these classic but oft repeated patterns.
|McCalls 6444 and Style Arc Elle pants|
|McCalls 6444 non-hooded version|
|Maybe bind the edges, too?|
|Pamela's Patterns Draped Front Cardigan|
On this one, the fabric really does the talking so I used another very simple pattern. It is so easy to sew but this particular version involved a lot of hand sewing. You can see in this pic how lacy the wool is on that front bottom edge. I didn't serge the edges as suggested since the serger just added too much thread and weight to the edge. So I hand sewed the turned edge in place to keep the feel light and airy. I actually enjoy hand sewing and am happy that it kept the front swingy.
Speaking of swingy, it was also time to combine another Fabric mart sweater knit in my resource center with a swing edged pattern, the Tabula Rasa Tunic from Fit for Art Patterns. Tabula Rasa Knit Tunic
Yes, I did add another infinity scarf since my neck is cold all winter long. The fabric is a wool and acrylic blend and fulfills my wardrobe need for something warm, cozy and comfortable that is one step above my usual LL Bean fleece pullovers.
Last easy garment project from the retreat is this unfinished tunic top. It's another sweater knit but this time extremely lightweight. I used Kwik Sew 3740 Kwik Sew 3740 and lengthened it five inches to wear with jeans and boots. But it is just too thin to hang nicely so I plan on adding a double wide 1 1/2-2" band on the bottom and see if the weight will help it.
|See how thin the lower edge is?|
Thank you, from the queen.