Hello, my dears! Here’s my sewing post, as promised. I’ve had a dreadful weekend trying to get someone to come and fix my computer. It decided to delete a critical system file in the wee hours of Saturday morning, and then refused to start. I finally got it fixed yesterday, by a terribly nice repair agent and am now almost back to normal. I’m really hoping it’s going to be okay now.
Anyway, on to the sewing!
My next project is going to be the short sleeved version of Advance 2973. You may remember when I showed it to you ages ago. I have some fabulous bright yellow sateen that will do quite nicely for it. I have several accent ideas that I’d like to have your opinions on.
First, I was thinking of cutting the entire dress buttons, collar, belt and all in the bright yellow sateen. Simple, but classic and striking.
Next, I thought of cutting the collar and belt in black with black top stitching. Maybe with black covered buttons? Or, if I was feeling very daring, I could top stitch in yellow on the black accents
Or, cutting the collar and belt in white sateen and then top stitching in matching yellow. This option would have either white sateen covered buttons or matching yellow.
I’m trying to push myself out of my box of restricting myself to safe color choices on my clothes. I want to try to mix it up a little, but I want the final combo to be completely successful. So, I’d be willing to sacrifice adventurism for the guaranteed success of the design.
So, what do you think? Please let me know, I really am quite torn between all the ideas.
For my next post about this dress, I’m going to try a little something new. I’d like to do a “How to decipher a pattern” post for all the newbie sewers out there. Lise asked me if I could, since she desperately wants to learn to sew, but has no idea where to start. It is an overwhelming project to take on, especially if you have never sewed before. Would you be interested in something like that?
Hope you had a great weekend!