I do love the fabric, a tana lawn* beautiful saturated colours and detail, all hallmark Liberty.
Linda (nice dress! Thanks I made it) suggested stabilising the hems with something like wonder tape. Well, it worked a treat. I made a top with the left-overs from the kimono.
Here’s the hems, stabilised with a tiny strip of wonder tape. The tape is fuesable both sides. I cut in half lengthwise. It was a bit tricky using the iron to fuse it, best to turn the steam off first ☺. It basically gums the hem to the body of the garment, making a small hem quite do-able without the silk chiffon getting eaten by the machine.
A bit of blogging catch-up here, some summer tee shirts.
If only I’d read Melanie’s Mandy tee post before I cut out my first one. Then I might have measured the one size pattern and realised the sleeves were going to be too small for me.
Mmm, so here’s my first Mandy boat tee (a free pattern from Tessuti) with the sleeves cut off. I could try and pretend I meant to make a capped sleeve tee, but that would be a lie.
My daughter loves sparkles and sequins and glitter. No she’s not 6, she’s 20 something. We spotted an amazing sparkly skirt and top in little shop in a Melbourne laneway. I can make that! I love wandering in those laneways. Continue reading