Last time I blogged about sewing, I had made a hot pink dress for Iris. In preparation, I had threaded the serger with fuchsia thread. But then I constructed the entire dress with clean-finished instead of serged edges. It wasn't a waste of time because I had planned to make coordinates for Chevron Not-a-Tank. (I was coming off the success of the sweater, top and skirt combo in Unsuitable for plaids and stripes and very enthused about making coordinates.)
This is a good color match for the sweater.
I was worried that the loosely-woven cotton would not be stiff enough, so I used a firmly-woven cotton for the facing. I needn't have worried. After I interfaced the front, it wasn't going anywhere.
And the chevron sweater? It turned out to be a lot baggier than I had planned. I gave it to the world's greatest nanny for her birthday. She looks lovely in it. I will upload pictures later.
So I made three fuchsia things and only one was a keeper.
The full pattern reviews were posted on patternreview.com.
Vogue 8134 Skirt
Vogue 8566 Jacket
* My dentist said that I could either say goodbye to my molars, or I could fix their alignment. I got braces in February 2009. The orthodontist claims I am on track to finish in 18 months total. We will see. At first, when I only had bands on the back teeth, it wasn't too bad. When they installed hardware on my lower front braces, I became very grouchy and have limited facial expression. (Why would anyone get botox?)
So the woman who has no time has picked up another fiber hobby. Flossing her teeth every night. ;-)
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