I missed WIP Wednesday yesterday. But here's what I've been up to for the past couple of days.
I'm eager to do some garment sewing for myself. I would like to make a Tova in tunic length to wear to Sew South (and maybe QuiltCon if I get my act together soon enough). I also have my eye on some other nice patterns, and I already have a few in my stash. But I thought I'd try this simple Sorbetto top from Colette patterns first. The pleat down the front is super cute, plus it's free! And it only takes 1.5 yds of fabric + bias tape.
Being my first garment, I've already learned a lot. Like it's definitely a good idea to make a muslin first. Because after trying this on, I know that I would really prefer it to be longer. I also learned that I am a larger size in patterns than I am in ready-to-wear clothing. And I had a little mishap with the darts, but I know how to do them now. Glad I got that out of the way with the cheap fabric. Speaking of the fabric, this is a broadcloth from Joann that resembles chambray. I was hoping this would be a wearable muslin, and it might still be if I feel comfortable with the length after it's done. I am hoping to finish it tonight or tomorrow, all it needs is the bias tape (which I am in the process of making).
The other project I'm working on right now are some blocks for a king size quilt I hope to finish for our master bedroom. There will be more on that later though, a whole post in fact!
While putting this block together, a certain little guy climbed up to the table to see what I was doing. So I took that as a teaching opportunity to count triangles (his favorite shape) and talk about how shapes can be put together to make different shapes. That's what quilting is all about, isn't it?