Saturday, July 12, 2014
Lavender Moto Kwik Sew 3764
One of the reasons for my lack of blogging is increased sewing.
Due to my years of thinking, pondering, and experimenting (much of it documented on this very webpage) it's been very successful and enjoyable. Nothing is worse than sewing an ugly garment which you hate to wear and for which you have no use. Conversely, nothing beats making a garment of which you love the look and style and details, which fits and is comfortable and massively useful in your current life.
Again, i have to point to other sewing bloggers as a wonderful resource. I constantly complain of my underabundance of casual jackets.
About six months ago i decided to wrassle this wardrobe hole to the ground. Through much research on available patterns, their review by various bloggers, and experimental outfit creation, i decided to purchase this pattern - Kwik Sew 3764.
I stuck to my guns and waited two months until i could get my hands on a paper pattern (i didn't want to download as this had a good possibility of becoming a TNT pattern, i didn't want to pay the postage, and i wanted to give my money to a local sewing shop).
This pattern is very easy to put together, as well as easy to alter. The directions are straightforward and easy to follow. Plans are in motion for version the second.
In the meantime, i've already worn it a couple dozen times. And the little cami top i'm wearing with it has definitively bit the dust. The fabric has become alarmingly thin of late, in the last wash (in the lingerie bag on delicate) it developed a hole.
Fortuitous timing! I just now finished another little linen sleeveless top, a near-dupe of this one.
So it looks like i'll avoid running nude in the heat for the next little while!