Thursday, June 14
I'm in the midst of a blouse sweatshop session right now. It's taxing, but also relaxing (hey, that rhymes!)
The latest national stories of missing/abducted women over the last couple of weeks have me all upset. I guess it's because my baby sister is moving away all by herself -- across the country!!! At first she told us she was driving -- by herself!!! Thank goodness she came to her senses and is now flying, but I still can't help being concerned.
So, I've committed myself to a sweatshop session to calm my nerves. I made two blouses last night and have four more planned over the course of next week. I have to take a break this weekend though. The fam is going on a much needed mini retreat to Massanutten in VA for Father's Day weekend.
Review: Simplicity 3887
Pattern Critique: another easy one. The pictures are all that's needed for experienced sewers. I would even recommend to a newbie - seriously. If you don't know gathers, you'll be highly acquainted with them after this.
Fabric: some old stuff from the stash - embroidered, cotton blend most likely
Results: cute summery tops. I made the sleeve elastic too tight (brown top) (not following directions) so I'll have to adjust that. I have one more of these in progress, inspired by a blouse I saw in the BCBG Outlet for $80. After this I don't think I'll want to even look at this pattern anymore, hopefully I can build up the courage to pass it on.
I'll add a more thorough review on PR later on...