Monday, April 16, 2012
Bad news - I finished it today, Sunday. The event was Friday.
That's ok, I like this tunic and I will wear it with black pants and sandals. I would have finished it had I not taken the sleeves out and redone them. I had made the tunic a bit more generous in certain key areas where nature has blessed me with abundance. However, I didn't think about the overall proportions of the garment and the shoulders were too wide - the sleeves started probably 2 inches down my arm. I took the sleeves off, cut off probably an inch from the middle of the shoulder and sloped down, tapering what I cut off. Then I put the sleeves back on but I used the full 5/8" seam. When I only had one sleeve back on at 5:30 on Friday night and we were leaving at 6:00, I knew I would be wearing the original dress. On Sunday I put the other sleeve in and hemmed them plus the garment itself. I then decided to tack down the neck facing and sew it on by machine as well.
What I also liked was remembering how much faster you can make a garment than a quilt. However, when a quilt is late, it doesn't really matter.
So, no I did not get any other sewing done but I had a great weekend! Plus I have an exciting week coming up. I will post blogs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but then we are off to Memphis. I will post again on the Tuesday, the 24th of April.
Yay, I love weekends away and maybe I will get to visit a new quilt store, yes, something to Yelp about!