I’m having a sewing stay-cation this weekend! This isn’t just any stay-cation, this is a serious wardrobe sewing binge weekend. I don’t think I can actually blog the finished objects just yet, but I can share a few snippets and beg advice, right?Today I dropped by my favorite purveyor of guipure lace, Lincraft in the Myer Centre downtown. This is the real deal- heavy, delicious, dense cotton lace. I used it recently on skirt linings for Scallops and also for the Jasmine Revolution Dress.
It’s time to use some of this lace in my sewing as a feature rather than a discreet trim. I plan to use it along the neck edge of a version of Jalie’s 2794 knit top, in a cream New Zealand merino slub knit. I’d like to make flutter sleeves, or something very pretty but slightly off-beat. Would that be too much? Should I just let the lace and the fabric speak without risking the sleeves pulling focus?
Is pairing white and cream a no-no? I know many sewists and quilters in “real life,” opinion among them seems divided, sometimes passionately. I’m interested to hear as many varied opinions and anecdotes as possible- perhaps we can settle the white and cream debate.
Update on the T-Shirt project- I am very upset and frustrated by my complete inability to transfer the lovely patterns from my drafting table to the screen and have it print off in the CORRECT SIZE. I booked a consultation with some nerds I know (any nerds reading this and want to help, please email me). I’ll post the patterns as soon as I can. I have some fantastic ideas for things to try with the shirt pattern and it’s killing me not to proceed!