Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Matter Of Words

Whoever wrote on the Simplicity pattern 2962 "It's so easy" needs a talking to on the definition of easy. If they meant not too many piece to cut out - easy. If they meant simple instructions - easy. If they meant no zippers - easy. If they think taking tiny little hems and getting them to fold over, pressed, line up, and stay even - well ... I have a few choice words for them but we'll just say - not so easy.


Sorry for the cheesy picture. I do like the shirt and the way it turned out. It really wasn't that hard to make - I hate that it took me so long though. I don't know if it was because I made it out of knit and I struggled with keeping it from stretching while cutting and pinning or because the yoke turned out to be a bit of a pain (little seams). I might make another one (different version) out of cotton ... later. Way later.

I did use my walking foot and that seemed to help a great deal. I'm glad I finally broke down and got one of those things! One down for May(d) For Me. Now to finish my skirt. I hope it turns out to actually be one of My Favorite Things and not just a matter of words ...

I've got some serious thanks to send out to my blogging friend Kris. Would you just take a look at this fabulous bag she made me ... just because she had some scraps left over from her Bend the Rules swap bag and it matched my Sophia. Gotta love friends like that.



And speaking of great blogging friends, another great big thank you to Lisa who generously answered my request for more Freddo. And more Freddo she did send ... along with a few other goodies. Yum. Can you smell it ... choc-co-late. mmmmm.

I'm tellin' you ... I've eaten enough chocolate to last me ... well, for a few days! My face is going to look like I'm 16 again if I keep it up. Do you think my body would follow ... and that's not a matter of words ... that's a matter of wishful thinking!

8 comments:

thecherubscloset said...

So pretty! The shirt turned out great. I knew you could do it!

jemima bean said...

The top is so cute though! Is the yoke interfaced? I know it's a knit, but for that kind of yoke I'd probably have used one of those tricot interfacings to stabilize things (so it didn't stretch all outta whack). Especially if it has a button placket or something in the back? Just a thought if you plan to make it again! Sorry it gave you fits. I read the Anna Tunic directions TWENTY times before I figured out how to attach the yokes. Be warned.

The Stitching Surgeon said...

great job with the top!!! sewing with knit fabric - so impressive!

Lola said...

Love the shirt, the bag, and the fredo!

periwinkle said...

Have you tried a caramel one yet? The top looks great and its way better than I could do. Know what you mean about soccer/football. Hub always watches NFL and has been known to take a day off work after the Superbowl!
Lisa x

Paige said...

Your top looks terrific! Lovely color, congrats!

Lil D said...

That top turned out so beautifully. I'm still too scared to try knits on anything other than things like Halloween costumes!

Can you post warnings when you are about to put a load of Cadbury's on your blog? I woke up with all sorts of good intentions (after finishing my last two large bars yesterday...) and now I'm thinking I might need to swing back by the import store...

Kris said...

You're welcome Adrienne! Enjoy!
PS: The skirt looks great!