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Acorns to Oaktrees

May 19th, 2005 at 10:54 am

It’s raining.

in: Sewing

I thought you might be interested in the darts in my t-shirts. This pattern piece started out as Kwik Sew 2565. The changes are the side bust dart, the french dart, and the neckline. The original neckline was a crew neck with a thick band. It fit great, but it was not the best look for me. I have large breasts and a short neck, so a scooped neck or v-neck would be better. I decided to work on the scooped neck. The first attempt was okay, but I thought a deeper scoop would be better and the opening was too wide. I’d changed the band to a narrow band. So on this version, I brought the neckline in at the shoulders (& upper back).

As for the darts, the t-shirt is undarted with a bit of easing at the bust. I don’t like to use easing because on me, it’s more like gathers, and that basically a big wad of fabric under my arm which is at a height that is already big enough around, thank you. The first bust dart worked very well in terms of fit and final appearance, so why did I want to change it? Well, it’s a friggin’ big dart, and I hadn’t considered that I could just cut away the interior of the dart when cutting, so it made the pattern piece very wide. I also thought a french dart would be more attractive, providing me with the shaping I want at the bust, but removing some of the fullness under the bust. I still have my waist. Rotating the side bust dart to a french dart worked well for fit and appearance, but it had the same problem that the side bust dart did. It’s a frigging big dart, making the pattern piece very wide. So I decided to do a little of both in this version.

I had a binge last night. I was hungry around 4 pm, and I’d already eaten my afternoon snack. We had dinner shortly after I got home. DH cooks. The problem started when Chunguita took ALL the parmesan cheese for ravioli. I felt a little resentful towards her and a lot deprived, especially when she declared she was finished, leaving about 3/4 of the ravioli and cheese on her plate. Well, you know what happened. While I was sitting, chatting with DH who was still eating, I started eating her ravioli. One lead to another which quickly became a binge. I did stop before I ate them all. So that is progress.

I swam this morning, only 47 minutes. I think I’m tired from the Monday-Wednesday swimming, and I couldn’t sleep last night.

On the sewing front, I haven’t done anything. I kinda wanted to get one of the t-shirts done for Saturday’s sewing get-together (BABES), but I can’t seem to press the hem in preperation of coverstitching.

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