Sunday, March 29, 2009

Now Shirt is Done



I finally completed the Now Shirt that I worked on at the Sewing Workshop Getaway I attended over Super Bowl Weekend. All that was left was buttonholes and buttons, yet it took a long time for me to get around to it. Probably because I'm not crazy about the buttonhole function on any of my sewing machines. I like the automatic buttonhole function, but the Brother is notoriously picky and the Bernina doesn't have this. So of course, I used the Brother and struggled with it. I'm not thrilled with how they came out, but it is a busy batik print so the details don't really show. Must. Practice. with. Bernina. It does make a nice buttonhole, even if it's not automatic.

The top came out cute and I wore it to church today.

The fabrics from Textile Studios came yesterday, and they are gorgeous!! The pictures I posted are pretty accurate but don't compare with real life. I also picked up a short length of cotton fabric while researching rayons at Hancock.



Not much rayon there BTW. One display, most of it tropical prints for Hawaiian shirts. However, there were some solids, which are often hard to find.

I also stopped by World Market on the way home to restock the wine rack, and found a really cool dish towel that I plan to use in something, I'm not sure what. Worse comes to worse, it'll end up as a dish towel! (Added 3/31/09: wow, the monitor really makes a difference! I was confused about a comment I received about combining the towel with black and white fabrics until I saw the photo on my work monitor. The towel is actually dark navy and white and looks that way on my laptop. But it definitely looks black and white here at the office!)

8 comments:

materfamilias said...

Ooh, I like that towel!

gwensews said...

Very pretty blouse. The dishtowel is wonderful! If it were mine, I would piece some black and white fabrics with the towel, and make a jacket.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love the colors in that print! The Bernina buttonholes do take time to get used to, but I'm finally comfortable with them so it does happen eventually!

Anonymous said...

I hope the towel is available in central Indiana. There is a World Market about 32 miles from me. I can see many applications with it.

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Anonymous, I don't see that towel at World Market's website so it must be an in-store item only. They always have nice kitchen textiles, though.

Anonymous said...

You can use it for as backing in a cut out back of front of a blue or white T-shirt, nice!

Terri K said...

Nan - Your Now Shirt looks great. Aren't you glad you finished it! These are so fast to sew up that you'll be making another as a jacket and another and...

ann I am said...

The NOW shirt is adorable. Will add to my TO DO list!