Sunday, January 30, 2011

Beating the Thesis Blues...with SEWING!

I went shopping today.

I've been going stir crazy, staying at my parents place out in the boonies, and have been itching to do something creative. It's getting to the point where I just can't concentrate on thesis writing. A person needs an outlet!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I really love the looks of Simplicity 2254 that, judging by the lack of any reviews on PR, is either really new or really unpopular. I'm going to give it a go anyways. Seems to be becoming a thing with me, trying out unreviewed tops!

I'm not a fan of the version the model is wearing (animal print and lace oh my!), but I like some of the others. V-neck tops are good for me, and I love the sleeves on versions A and B.

I'm planning to make version C out of the funky orange cotton something-or-other fabric below. (I really need to start paying attention to the fabric composition.) I think it'll be a fun and easy top to wear, and will go well with several of my brown and denim pants and skirts.

The beige-ish fabric below (rayon challi-something? can't remember) will be made out of version A. It's deliciously soft and have a lovely drape to it, so I think the sleeves will look better and not stick out as much as I think it would with a stiffer cotton.

I know next to nothing about rayon (although I'll do research in some of my lovely sewing books when I get home). Any advice on this fabric? Needle type? Washing/wearing advice?

And while we're at it, what is your favourite fabric to work with or wear? I love working with cotton blends. Depending on how it goes though, I may fall in love with this rayon stuff! So soft and flow-y!

Okay, back to the thesis. Not allowed to start this project until I get some writing done!

Happy sewing all!


  1. Have you seen the current Spring Challenge over at Colette Patterns?

  2. I haven't...I'm afraid to look! :D I'll go check it out, though. Are you signing up?

  3. Oh what a cute challenge! I really want to join in, but I just don't have the time. :( I can fore-see lurking that forum, though! Maybe I'll find some fun challenge or sew-along this summer to join, once things have calmed down a bit. :)


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