Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Finished: Kwik Sew 3013

It's been many months since I've posted a "Finished:" post.  It's been many months since I've posted any post. I haven't had a mojo for sewing or blogging.  I've sewn more wadders than successes.  It's best not to sew when your mojo is gone.  When a project turned out well,  dragging out the backdrop, tripod and camera seemed too much effort.  Finally,  I finished an easy project at the same time my laziness didn't prevent me from taking a picture and writing a blog post.

Kwik Sew 3013:  Click for PR review
I wanted a simple knit top to wear around the house.  I love wearing knits, but I don't love sewing them.   The cut edges rolled up, one of the things I hate most about sewing knits, but because it's a heavier weight, the roll-up was manageable.  This top is so comfortable, I didn't want to take it off after taking the photograph.  Previously, I made this top using a medium weight knit, but it just didn't look right when I finished.  Choosing the wrong fabric is a mistake I keep making over and over again.

I used one of my machines functional stitches, the double overlock stitch,  for decorative hems and neckline.  It adds a little ready-to-wear look to the simple top.

Now that my sewing mojo (and maybe even my blogging mojo) is back, I may get back to more challenging projects.