17 November 2010
They are finally finished....
those 3 silk blouses that I agonized over...
and squirmed each time I looked at the folded
fine silk laying on my sewing desk.
bargained (in my head)
and looked very hard for someone who would take on the task
of transforming the luscious threads into something
then I gave up, or in.....
and sought out patterns to make for myself.
clothing, Oh *#&# no!
I started slow,
and prayed each and every time
that I put the presser foot down.
I have finished.
I just might start wearing them next week....
This first one was a bear!
I tackled it last,
and I am very glad too,
the "cross-over" neckline had me flummoxed....
I had to take out the two front seams, twice...
this one was a breeze, it is simply
2 squares (front) and one rectangle (back).
but this is my favorite!
I love paisley...
and this fabric is especially yummy,
thick, heavy as cream, silk
that worked very easily.
Not the simplest thing I have ever done,
but probably the most satisfying.
And because the fabric was so expensive,
I didn't throw one scrap away,
I simple started sewing them all together and made a
couple of scarfs...crazy quilt style....
These are my Christmas gift to me...