I wanted to do a quick follow up to my last post about my Jamie Jeans…after I had blathered on forever about the jeans I wanted to wait and do a separate post for my top and scarf- these guys:Both are from fabric I picked up when Bolt was having their big sale- I went intending to buy a few basic solids, and came out with these. Stretch lace and silk double gauze can be basics, right?? I thought I would make Scout Tees with both of them, but I quickly realized that the silk, while beautiful and incredibly soft, also snagged very easily. And I knew the first time I snagged my new silk tee I would be upset sooooo…I made a scarf instead! And snagged it the first time I wore it, ha. But it is not noticeable at all the way it would have been on a shirt. This scarf is loooonnnng. I can wrap it three times (like above) or twice:Here it is all unfurled:It is amazingly soft and feels very luxurious to wear, I love it.
My top is another lace Scout Tee (previous version here). I loved this stretch lace fabric the first time I saw it, isn’t the color amazing? It can be hard to wear yellow but I feel like this shade is perfect.All my machine wanted to do is eat this fabric, I tried lots of different things but ended up sewing most of it on my serger. I didn’t have the right color serger thread so I wound the matching regular thread on bobbins and used those in my serger. The fabric had a 1/2″ wide solid strip at each selvage, so I cut the main pieces on that edge so I could use that for the hem. I turned it under and was able to convince my machine (with a walking foot) to sew a decent hem. For the neckline and sleeve hems, I first serged the edges to reinforce them a bit, then folded them under and hemmed. I have another stretch lace top on my list, and I think I am going to try using a strip of knit fabric as a facing for the hems, I think it will work better.So there you go! For my next project I just started working on a military style Sewaholic Minoru jacket, with this scrummy cotton twill I ordered from Mood- the description says it is soft, and they aren’t kidding, it’s amazing. It’s my first jacket and I am all kinds of excited…wish me luck!