|Top: Sinbad & Sailor Dove T, Jeans: Boden, Shoes: MaraisUSA|
I know what you’re thinking now. This silk is FABULOUS, is it not?! Well, thank you very much to Britex Fabrics, a sponsor of Sewing Indie Month who incredibly generously gifted it to me for this project. I am absolutely head over heels in love with the print (which is “perky” according to the description), and it’s exactly the kind of amazing and unusual fabric that Britex specializes in. It’s my first stop when I’m in San Fran!
For the neckline and armholes my original plan was to bind, but then I realized that my pre-bought binding would be altogether too stiff, but there was no way on earth that I was going to make and install self-fabric silk binding. So instead, back to my recent discovery: Wonder Tape! This was *the perfect* approach: I stuck the Wonder Tape to the edge of the neckline, turned it over using the tape as the measure (it’s 1/4 inch), turned it one more time and then stitched. DONE. So little hassle, and looked so perfect.
Have you made any of the Sinbad & Sailor patterns, folks? And do you have any twists to classic garments that make them a little bit more interesting? I’m brainstorming already…
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