Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Quick tee surgery
So off to the sewing room, chop the sleeves short with the rotary cutter, then chop out the heavy v-neck with some ridiculously large foot long dressmakers shears (cos my scissors were elsewhere..).
First I took the tee in a few cms each side, starting at the waistband, zipping up the sides on the overlocker to the sleeve edge.
I zipped a rolled hem around with the overlocker on the raw edges on the sleeves and neck and put 2 rows of shirring around the neckline.
I actually don't mind this tee now. I can see lots of tee surgery in my future..
(Hmm, better clean that mirror.. just keeping it "real". ;) )
And of course, that then left me with some scraps to play with! :) Rolled rose and a plait. Who knows what I will use them on if anything, but a good technique practice. The rose was from one cut off sleeve piece, cut into one continuous strip.
And the scrappy flower blooms are increasing.