Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mimosa Top in Progress

I've been slowly making progress on the Mimosa Top that I started at the Sewing Workshop Getaway. And here's where I am now:

I put in a lining, inspired by an offhand comment Linda made about using georgette for a weightless, bulkless lining in pants. I wanted to increase the "slide factor" of this of the top but without bulking/stiffening it up. Stash to the rescue! The lining is thin Joann's poly georgette/chiffon stuff that worked very well for what I had in mind. Plus, the print is fun and cheerful:

You may be seeing this fabric again. For some unknown reason, I bought 5 yards of it!

I'm also in the process of adding the neck band and bindings, made from leftover olive mystery fabric that I used for a less-than-successful pair of Plaza Pants at the first Getaway. While the tweed is a lovely fabric, I just felt that it was a little too plain for the entire top. The olive adds a bit of pop. Surprisingly for a man-made fabric, it pressed fairly easily and is generally well-behaved. I completed the neck band last night, so it's onward to binding the arm holes.

The Now Shirt? Not much progress since bringing it home. I basted the center front line in both fronts and I've selected buttons, but that's all. I need to drag out and set up another machine that makes those good automatic buttonholes. So, I'm procrastinating as a result.


The Slapdash Sewist said...

That lining is super fun!

Nancy said...

this is wonderful, the fabric combination is full of charm. good luck with the button holes.

Lindsay T said...

Georgette as a lightweight lining: great idea! Thanks.