Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kwik Sew 2965 Version 2

I made another top today.  It was an experiment.  I'm not real happy with it, but I will wear it.  I spent all day messing with the neckline and the too-big armholes, and then I got the not-so-bright idea to make a matching scarf.

I made a video for you.  It is long and boring, but you can watch it if you like.  I describe how I got the bust dart OUT and all the fullness IN the front.

After I made that video, I thought about a scarf.  I thought, "I have some fabric left over.  Why don't I make a matching scarf???"

I could answer that question real good now, lol.

Anyway, I cut an entire width of the fabric into a giant rectangle.  I sewed the sides and ends together and turned it.  THEN I decided it needed some fringe on the ends.  I thought those little balls they have in the fringe department of Hancock's would be so cute.  SO, I drove 3 miles to Hancock's.  I went in and immediately found the little ball fringe.  I drove 3 miles back home.

I got home and spent the next hour figuring out how much ball fringe to use and how to apply it.

Finally, I got it all done.

It was a MAJOR disappointment.  When I tied it around my neck, it creeped up into a tight loop, and it looked like I had just left the Emergency Room after having my neck tied onto my head.

The little balls looked like King Kong's eyelashes had fallen off and somehow attached themselves to the end of my scarf.

I cut King Kong's eyelashes off, so I had to pin them back on to show you this picture.

The scarf is now residing in the trash along with KK's eyelashes.

This fabric doesn't make a pretty scarf like the one I had on the other day.

I will probably make another top tomorrow because these types of tops are SO COMFORTABLE.  I want to find a knit in my stash this time, and MAYBE do an embroidery design on it.

I have all week to entertain myself, so I might as well try to be creative.

I bought a new Craftsy class last night.

Something about "One Blouse - Many Looks".

The instructor is a pretty young girl that looks young enough to be my granddaughter.  I can't imagine how she could know all that she knows at such a young age.  It has taken Phylly and I FOREVER to learn what we know, and we have so much more to learn.

That's all for today.  Check back tomorrow.  You never know what I'll make next.

How could you?  I don't even know myself!

Hugs, Joy


  1. Sorry, but I did have a great laugh at your scarf tale ... poor KK! Domed to the trash for his lashes ... love the fabric you used for the top, though ... hope you manage to get some wear out of it ... sans the scarf ... J

  2. I really enjoy when you add little sewing tips during your videos. I love learning new things. You are a blessing. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  3. Nice top! You're right, the fluidity of the fabric saves it from becoming a maternity smock - good to know. I thought I was being so clever when I bought a separate cover stitch machine ("Now I won't have to reconfigure the machine from serger to cover stitch!") but failed to consider the number of spools of thread that are required if you want to avoid all that rethreading. *headdesk*

  4. Thank you for the helpful sewing tips. Loved the scarf story too funny!

  5. I really like the top for something casual and different. A vivid color could really perk up the look and a beaded necklace could replace the ill fated scarf.


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