Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I've had some sewing failures lately. Like 5 pieces of clothing in a row that I attempted didn't work out. I spent a lot of time Saturday on a dress out of a fabric that I really loved, only for it to turn out too tight in the hips. I've made the pattern before twice, but never the slim skirt version. In my hips' defense, the finished measurement on that pattern piece was way off. I'll be making more muslins in the future, I think, to avoid wasting lovely fabrics.

Then, yesterday, I took some family photos for a friend and most of them weren't great because the sun was being crazy. Luckily, they're good friends and we see each other all the time and we can try again, but still. I think I have a good eye for composition and I know how to use my camera manually really well, but I need practice with light. So, it was kind of a flop, but I learned from it.

They weren't all bad, I really love these few:

And there were other good ones, so maybe it's not as bad as I thought, ha! Thankful for friends who let me practice on them ;)

Back to sewing: after several wadders, I wanted to make something fast and easy, and sure to work. My mom made this first and I loved it, so I asked about the pattern. It's the Kirsten Kimono Tee and is a free downloadable pattern (yay for free!). FYI, on patternreview.com, you actually have to put it in your cart and "purchase" it for $0 and then you'll get the email with the download.
I whipped it up yesterday and am wearing it today and loving it.
This is a Project Runway rayon knit and is sooooooo soft. It requires no undershirt (rare these days, everything is so see-through, right!? Or is that just me??) and is perfectly comfortable. Might be the most comfy top I own, actually. BTW, I did lower the neckline a little, as I don't look good in the crew neck styles. I already have plans for another one, but first...

Super Mom!!


  1. I love that fabric for the shirt, I used it for an infinity scarf I made...still wondering if I'm a scarf wearing person...

  2. I love the way you caught the love between this man and wife as they kissed. Beautiful photo.