Ok, on with the sewing update. My November MAGAM Challenge is complete - a rather simple garment this month. I made Vogue 8854 out of a polka dot fleece from my stash. The pattern has three different version - a sleeveless top that I made, one with sleeves and a pocket in the front and another with a hood. Due to my limited fabric - the sleeveless version was my only option.
I think it turned out quite cute! I trimmed the armholes and the hem with some matching lycra I had in my stash. The collar pictured on the pattern envelope stands up like the one below, but I just figured that would get in the way too much, so I didn't sew on the 4th snap near the top because I thought I would more likely wear it with the collar turned down as pictured above.
I trimmed the collar seam by sewing some soutache braid along the seamline. A subtle element, but I think it adds a little something unexpected.
Here's a close-up of the armhole binding. I lowered the bottom of the armhole 1" because it was just a bit snug. I will be wearing this over another top, and I didn't want it to bind up under the arm.
My center front makes you look twice at the different halfs of the dots. I tried and tried to line up the same color down the front when cutting out the pattern, but I just didn't have enough fabric to do so. However, I think this adds a little quirkiness to the garment too.
The hemline is a shirttail hem that I also trimmed with the lycra strips. I shortened the overall length of the garment by 3 inches. It falls at a much more pleasing spot on my body now.
Here's a better look at the soutache braid along the back.
Oh - and to add to the Stashbustin total since July - this puts me at 43 yards! Yippee! I'm starting to think about my goal for next year too. I think sewing 100 yards out of my stash is a bit ambitious, but I might think about 80 yards for the year? That sounds kinda doable? What do you think?
Happy Sewing everyone!