19 February 2008
First Sewing Project
Yeah, yeah. I know I should have started by doing something simple, like a pillow or napkins. But I don't do things the simple way.
Let me start by saying that this top was supposed to be a handmade version of a tunic in Anthropologie that I couldn't afford. Let me also say that Joann Fabric's was having an amazing President's Weekend sale. I got the pattern for a dollar and the fabric was $1.50 a yard. So I guess a few screw-ups are allowed.
My perfectionism is getting the better of me, though. The top has taken the better part of two days (way longer than I thought it would) and while I am close to done, I can't quite figure out how to finish off the straps in a way that looks, well, finished.
Any advice? I'd love it if sewing enthusiasts would post a few tips.