I really did not want to sew tonight. I’m pretty lucky- I only had to rip out one seam and after I thought about it, I realized that this was the one thing holding me back- I couldn’t find the seam ripper, therefore I was tired. Especially since I ate squash, black beans, and farro I was SUPER full and wanted to just crawl into bed.
Nothing a little hot chocolate couldn’t help 😉 i was proud of myself for drinking hot chocolate and not drinking coffee because it’s winter break and I dont need to fuel myself at night with coffee during this time. It’s just been so dang cold I think I just get really cold and it makes me want to fall asleep! Warm liquid def helps wake me up-whether it be tea, http://fourbarrelcoffee.com, or my Chef’s latest creation, scallop, pepper, tomato & cilantro soup, it’s the hotness that keeps me going.
Another thing about store bought patterns is the super weird fit sometimes… This sample version is obviously too big for the mannequin but I sometimes like to make the prototype of a design in my own sizing first so I can wear it and figure out what parts need attention. Plus its’ always WAY easier to downsize a patt than making a small sample and then resizing from that!
I havent’ finished the straps or put in the lining (that s all going to happen tomorrow) so that’s why the edges look so unfinished but i think the seaming and darts came out well… not to mention the invisible zipper I applied to the original pattern to the altered version.
My main question is that the finish step for the zipper was to add top stitching all around the zip… I know that it definitely helps the sturdiness of the zip but personally, I’m not too sure I like the look of it. It almost looks old school/school marmish with the top stitching. Opinions on this would be helpful- do it because it makes it more durable or stay on trend with a invisible zipper finish that doesn’t have that top stitching?? That is the constant battle as a designer- aesthetics versus functionality.