Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Finishing UFO

I finally finished the 3 button wrap from SWAK (Sealed with a Kiss) in Oklahoma.  3-button wrap  The buttons are from Sawyer Brook online.  The yarn is Berroco Vintage in a color called Denim, I think... where are those labels?  As you can see, the knit is lighter than the heavy wool they used.  I prefer the light wrap so I can throw it in my carry-on bag for flying and not have to lug around something heavy.  It rolls up nicely but still keeps me warm.  Do you ever take anything to the movies?  I get so cold that I end up taking wraps or blankets to keep warm.  Is this a sign of me getting old?  My husband says my "Ther-mom-e-meter" is broken.

I'm on a blue kick right now...

Also, I sewed up the Jalie 2805 t-shirt pattern with a little added accent.  That was a quick and easy project but check out the copy of my review from  Be aware if you use diagrams because there is a major mix-up with the pattern.

My iron decided to spit up all the minerals in it and deposit them on this top.  Guess I need to clean the iron...  Time to wash the shirt too.
Pattern Description: Choice of t-shirts with 4 sleeve lengths and 4 neckline variations: Jewel neck (A), Mock turtleneck (B), V-Neck (C), overlapped V-neck with decorative buttons (henley) (D).

Pattern Sizing:Childrens thru womens

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Somewhat after I added the flowers.

Were the instructions easy to follow?The instructions are easy once you figure out the pattern pieces- more on that below.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love the styling of these patterns. What I didn't like were the drawings on the pattern pieces which were all wrong. BEWARE.

Fabric Used:Cotton-lycra

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I cut out the henley because the drawing was for a v-neck. I thought it looked odd but chalked it up to a design issue. Not so, it was for the henley and not the v-neck. The front piece for the v-neck is labelled for the round neck. What a mess after I cut them out. Subsequently, I labelled my original pattern pieces so, in the future, I don't make that mistake again.

I also added a rosette on the shoulder to make it a little more trendy. Instructions are on my blog.

I also made a 1/2" FBA. Also, I extended the front by 1/2". For the record, I am a 32DD and typically wear a BWOF 38.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I plan to sew it again. I will go down a size if using a really stretchy knit because this top was a little loose for my taste.

Conclusion: Great style, good pattern, see above for the warning. Otherwise, this is a great one to sew and love the way the neckline is done. 

Necklne rosette

Another view- less fuzzy

Love the neckline and how it's attached.
How to make the rosettes:
Cut 6 circles of 1.5 in. diameter.  This will make 3 rosettes.

Fold 1 circle into rough fourths

Place a stitch through the layers

Now attach another circle to the base of the folded circle (this is one rosette)  I used a couple of stitches and gathered them to make the folds more pronounced.

After all of them are done, run a running stitch through the center and attach them to the garment.  (I was going to add beads in the centers but haven't decided finally on that yet.)

I roughly positioned them next to each other to make a broach-type of decoration as you can see above.

Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. I love the rosette on the shirt! And the wrap is fantastic. I want to make an embellished tee, too. Have you seen the tutorial for "spiderweb roses" on the hot patterns website? I definitely want to try those!