Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Can You Say TNT?

Sometime after school started and I started drifting away from my consistent summer blogging, I remember Carolyn asking us about whether we use patterns once or over and over. I never had a chance to respond but guess which category I fall into? Which I don't really understand because I think of myself as a creative person, open and willing to try new things. Someone that almost always has a plan for a pattern when it's purchased. Okay, in my mind I fit into both categories. When I find a pattern that fits me and my life I make it more than once (wool skirts, summer skirts). But you have to try new patterns to see if you want to make them again, right?

Well, this is Butterick #3344 I made The Original last year with the leftovers from another top. It's the original because it's the only one that follows the original pattern (view D with long sleeves). That means it has a gathered neck with a zipper in the back. The others I decided to try without the zipper. I didn't decide this until I had already cut them out and I cut them all out at the same time, so they all have a CB seam. My criteria for the zipper was whether I could keep the tight high neck and still get it over my head without all the seams pulling out. The answer is yes, but...we'll see how it wears. There's a lot of pulling to get them on and I noticed that the fusible knit interfacing is showing through - like where it's really stretching. Click on the PR review if you want all the other sewing details.

Guilt, guilt, guilt over neglecting my blog. No wedding dress, no 2008 summary, no updating my links, yikes. I'm reading, I'm trying to comment, I'm sewing, and I'm thinking about all that I'd like to write about! Have a happy and safe New Year!

P.S. Yay, found out my sister's reading my blog - Hi Deb!


Lindsay T said...

Lord love a TNT.

Dei said...

They all look good to me. Hope the ones without zippers wear well.

Lori said...

Those look great, aren't TNT patterns wonderful.

Sigrid said...

Looking good!

Happy new year to you.