"Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle"
Hello Sew Family happy turn it up Tuesday! LOl I'm so glad to finally have an opportunity to check in and share what I've been working on with all of you. I have several projects done and waiting in the wings, I'm just trying to work out a schedule with my sisters so we can get some quality pictures taken. Now that the school year is back in full swing trying to arrange a time when we're both available has proved to be quite a challenge. Not to mention, the last couple of times we actually took pictures we were both so tired that we didn't get one good shot from the entire shoot. Let me tell you there is nothing more frustrating than finishing up a ton of work and when it's time to take pictures you're so tired that you don't have one good shot out of the bunch! UGHHHH Of course this time we were both worn out but we managed to get a few blog worthy shots to share with my sew family today.
If you read my last post you know I'm concentrating on using some of the cotton and denim fabrics I have in my stash before I even think about purchasing anything new. Seriously my cotton and denim stash is out of control and I have to get rid of some of this stuff! While it's been a struggle I've remained focused and created several more looks using only the denim and cotton blends from my stash. Trust me staying away from my knits and neoprene has not been easy but I have to say I'm really pleased with what I've accomplished (stash wise that is). Today I'm sharing a cute and easy wrap top I made using the new McCalls pattern 7627. The suggested fabrics for this pattern are Gingham, Cotton Blends, Poplin and Crepe Back Satin, but hey you know me I'm alway looking to mix things up. So I decided to use this fabulous deep blue denim that's very light weight and mix up the sleeve a bit.
The actual pattern is easy peezy so for all you busy folks out there this will be right up your alley. However if you choose to do this type of treatment for the sleeves be ready to dig in and spend some time getting it just the way you want. I can't tell you how many times I removed a tuck here and added another there! Sheesh talk about time consuming! Yes but I realized if I didn't do it just right I could end up looking like one of Ricky Ricardo's conga band members! LOLL After taking the pictures and seeing it on my body for the 50th time I plan to release a few tucks to relax some of the heaviness before I consider this one a go. All in all it's a pretty cool top and if the kudos I received from strangers during my photoshoot is any indication of how things turned out I will definitely make this one again! Until next time loves happy sewing and stay tuned for my next denim look coming up later in the week.
P.S. Tutorial on how to make this sleeve is coming up!