Sun's Out, Guns Out.
Um, excuse me, can you point me in the direction of the guns show?! HAHA.
I'm in the homestretch now, with only one more Archer and See&Sew skirt left to show you... excluding today. I went the sleeveless route with my final renditions. It is summer, after all. Check out that farmer's tan- earned out in the garden, which is kinda like farming, but in an urban setting! At any rate, I clearly need more sleeveless shirts in my life.
To make my Archer sleeveless, I started with Jen's tutorial. I used generally the same concept, except I brought the shoulders in by a little more than 2 inches on each side. To do this, I shifted the entire armscye over by two inches. Then, I tapered and blended the side seam from under the arm toward the hip by the same amount. This makes the shirt more A-line than it is originally drafted, but I prefer the cut of the shoulder. I finished off my armscyes with bias binding. It's not my favorite finish, but it gets the job done and looks clean inside and out.
This skirt is linen. It's a beast to iron. It's almost not worth the time it takes to iron it, because it wrinkles every time it moves! I need to accept that it is a losing battle and deal. This fabric is on the sheer side, so I lined this skirt with a silver colored bemberg rayon. It looks a mess, but it's really good wearing. It's light and breezy and feels great against the skin.
What are you stitching this week?
7/8/2015 02:03:30 am
You're adorable and I'm (still) mad jealous of your sewing skills. I actually went so far as to look at sewing machines at JoAnn's yesterday........but only briefly because small children don't let me do things very often :)
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