Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Actual sewing


I admire the self portraits that a number of you manage so well, I'm not sure how you do it but I'm pretty sure it's not with a Canon compact balanced in front of you - or perhaps it is and I just have poor skills. I'm therefore reliant upon either my 21 month old or my 5 year old to try and capture the shot I'm after.

This the Anna Tunic pattern I bought a while ago. I finally got the time to give it a whirl and I'm actually really pleased with how it turned out. I would say that next time I'd increase the length on the bottom of both front and back yokes as the same allowance was really mean. I think I'd also take the side seams in a little next time as it's a little on the too blousey side. It also took me a while to figure out the yokes self finishing each other, but it's like making a lined bag for the first time, once you've figured it out then you don't forget (she said ....).

These photos do look a little naff without heads I know, but trust me, it's better without. Also, the rear view with the hand on the hip, that's under Ella's instruction - we watched snippets of ANTM together and she has all the moves.

4 comments:

Jacoline (Lien) said...

looks great

Kym said...

Great job on your top!

I'm not even brave enough to get a torso shot done, let alone headless. Compliments to your photographic director too.

Miss Muggins said...

I love the top you made. Wish I was brave enough to sew for myself. (They always lookly very poorly handmade!)

ella kelly said...

This looks great on you! Even headless. The buttons look like they are very professional too. How brave to tackle it. I'm so jealous of new spring clothes...here we are starting to bundle for a nasty winter.....