Well, one item has been completed. I am trying out a new system—cut and marked items ready-to-sew stored in baggies—and so far, so good! After work, I grabbed a baggie with the makings of a black/white jersey shell, mainly because the sewing machine, serger, and coverstitch were already threaded with white thread. The shell, another Kwik Sew 3740, is super easy and I could probably sew it with my eyes closed.
It was a very pleasant way to spend the evening. Sewing something that was an almost guaranteed success while a couple of episodes of House Hunters played on the TV in the background.
And here it is. Perhaps it is not the most exciting or complicated item, but it will fill a void in my work wardrobe. This black and white jersey is from Gorgeous Fabrics, and although I’ve had it for about a year, it appears to still be in stock. I bound the neck edge, and used the coverstitch on the hem and armscyes. I made the shell a bit on the long side, because I plan to wear it a bit bloused and with a belt.
Shoe love: Speaking of black and white, here are some super cheap loafers that I purchased on sale from Spiegel—they were under fifteen dollars! I haven’t worn them yet—I’ll probably wait until next spring, but I do think they’re pretty cute.
Happy sewing! ~ Peggy