My Dad gave me this book for my birthday:
Design-it-Yourself Clothes. I opened it and read 3 pages and we so excited and inspired that I started sewing right away! Instead of wasting time making my own pattern like the author talks about I decided to just take a pattern I had and modify it. I had already made two of these shirts and I like the pattern but the top of it was getting kind of boring. I got out a paper grocery bag and modified the pattern pieces with the book on my desk providing me with emotional support, even though I had yet to read more than 5 pages. Here it is:
It has elastic on the top to make that bunchy look. I think I will experiment more with this technique, and maybe practice smocking!
This shirt also gave me a chance to use my serger. I used it on all the seams and then the ones that showed I folded over and sewed up, much easier than a seam with only a sewing machine.
The only problem with a serger is that a sewing machine seems so slow once you go back to it.
Be sure to check out the other Friday finishes, and Jaimie's giveaway!