Final Flurry Results In Fantastic Finish

Like a fine filly I was out of the starting gate super fast after receiving the patterns from the pattern pyramid. Pattern cut, pinned, 50 tailor tacks YES FIFTY!!!! Fabric cut and raring to go. I had so nearly lost the will to live but was rescued by a good natter via skype with a dear friend in the USA which was the tonic as I did battle with the FIFTY tailor tacks on the sleeve, did I mention there were FIFTY???? We chatted as we worked and eventually the pleats on the sleeve were good to go, matched and actually in the right direction too. RESULT!

Minor hurdle….it’s called sewing mojo, you may have heard about it and it’s illusive nature. The following morning was to be sewing day BUT I had forgotten that my Christmas tree was in the space that is designated sewing space any other time of the year, fuuuuurlop! Mojo gone, just like that. For over a week I have threatened to get the job finished, less filly and more like worn out old nag by now!

Well to be brutally honest by New Years Eve the Christmas tree was more than slightly getting on my nerves so down it came. Yeeeeeeeeha sewing machine back in situ.

Last night I sat down at 7.30 in the evening and made a start. By 9.30 it was finished bar a wee bit of hand sewing. Another example of it takes longer to think about than do. A little phrase I am all too familiar with and maybe one day I will learn, bite the bullet and DO IT NOW!

All in all I am pretty pleased with the finished article. The jersey fabric was a total mare to sew but it’s a small price to pay for a garment that is so comfortable. Plenty of stretch and give in the right places for fat/bloated days TODAY….. typical given it was photo the garment day. That one’s called Murphy’s law. (Call me rent a metaphor 😉 I can find a handy little ditty for most occasions).

In hindsight the design on the fabric is not great for one with curves, especially as many curves as I have today but I love the colours, a bit of cheer on these grey, wet and windy winter days.

Butterick 5564 proved very straight forward to make apart from the FIFTY tailor tacks and I would definitely make it again just in a less busy design. I can’t stress enough though how very comfortable this top is and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a straight forward make for casual wear.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fiona M
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 19:16:10

    I made my second Tiramisu from that very fabric, I love it. It’s my colours.


  2. Béa
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 20:26:44

    Nice work there, lady, you are Fast! How many tailor tacks was that again?


  3. CurlsnSkirls
    Jan 02, 2014 @ 22:45:06

    CONGRATULATIONS on your first 2014 completed project – yeah!
    xxx del


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