Diane has been gently nudging me in the direction of more drama so I emailed her the pictures above and asking for some "drama feedback" on remaking the remake. She wrote back that she loved the angled hemline. Oops - that image to the right - it's not pinned up. I'd already cut the hemline was playing with different heights. Based on her feedback and....
... knowing I had more scraps... I decided to be brave and move in radical directions so I cut off the pieced yoke and started playing with other ideas.
Katherine Tilton's Vogue 8691 is my all time favourite t-shirt pattern. I have made more variations of this pattern than any other and every time I look at the cover and see that yellow-ish version with the ruffle that I really dislike, I think what if I hadn't bought it. Imagine? A whole lot of creativity would have been lost. On Saturday, I sewed the version above and - since the pattern pieces were already out...
... yesterday, I started working with them and the scraps. This fabric is a very stable knit with the greatest direction of stretch (which is not much) running opposite to the ribs so I didn't worry about cutting it "off rib" and focused instead on getting the pieces I needed.
I widened the back. This is starting to be a theme. I searched and it's true that walking inclines makes your butt bigger and it's equally true that this unfriendly truth is reflecting itself in my back hips. Apparently, I can be healthier with toned muscles and a bigger butt or I can be less healthy, muscle-less, and have a flatter behind. Really? This should not even be a choice I have to make however, since I'm walking the dog and all we have around here are hills, I guess I'll be widening the back of my tops. At least I don't jiggle - VBG.
I used the same piecing method I talked about in the earlier posting to layer and stitch together the middle front section and then I cut around the piece except for the neck shape. I want to play with it later. I also overlapped the side fronts and side backs with center front and center back and sewed those seams with the same stitching method. Right now, I have the front and the back finished and this morning, I'll stitch the shoulder seams and then determine how to finish the neckline and armhole edges and the hemline. I have ideas. Hopefully it'll be done for tomorrow.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - finding more scraps = more potential
I've given up scale-watching - no longer will I let a number determine how I see myself and whether I'm worthy of a good day. It was an awakening to recognize how shallow and small that made me. You're not your body and for sure you're not your body image.
- Oprah Winfrey