SWAP sewing has come to a screeching halt!
I completed the 2 Jalie t-shirts, both are crew necks due to: 1. not enough fabric and 2. Mock t-band was waaaay too short for the neck opening, and then I did not have enough fabric! No matter, they are done, simple, and I love them.
New simple shirts!
I was supposed to cut out the blue and gray shirts next. I want to try out the Deer & Doe Plantain tee for these, just for a newer silhouette. I got as far as downloading and taping the pattern, and I just couldn’t go on because once again I don’t have enough fabric. To be fair, I purchased the fabric with 2 more Jalie’s in mind, but I just was irritated. So I quit. Instead I started sewing up a quilt top kit that I bought 10 years ago and has been languishing in my stash, taunting me.
I joked a little that it is harder than clothes and in a way it is. Those 1/4 inch seam allowances are unforgiving! If you are a little bit off even half the time, well, I imagine things won’t be exact! There is more room for error in a garment.
Still, I am enjoying the quick little zip! of sewing up a seam. Very satisfying.
Boxy top is done, and in the trash! Learning experience for sure: wrong pattern, wrong fabric. I may try the pattern again in a stiffer woven or knit, but not now.
Switching my focus to the basics of SWAP, Planning 4 iterations of Jalie 2805:
- Split side seam mock turtleneck in a blue marled rib knit
- Second mock turtleneck in a white rib knit
- 2 crew neck t shirts in gray and blue, possibly with a shirt-tail hem
That should only take a few days, between pre-wash, cut, sew. The split seam and shirt-tail hem will take longer as I don’t have a pattern and will have to draft them. That brings SWAP to:
- Pre-sewn Jalie Eleonore jeans
- Purchased boot leg jeans
- Blue Mock turtleneck
- White mock turtleneck
- Blue crew neck
- White crew neck
That is actually not bad. 6 of 11 items. I really need a wider variety of overs, 2 would bring me to 8 items. One more shirt is 9 items, and the black or brown Elles or Eleanores gets me to 10 or 11. That doesn’t even count the tunics I want to make! Plenty of options, and whatever I don’t finish can be added later for a nice capsule wardrobe based on blue, brown, and black.