Remember that cardi-wrap I was so anxious to make a couple of months ago? I was hoping to have it finished before I posted about it again, but since I seem to be sewing at a snail’s pace I thought I would give you an update. I have actually made good progress on it. All I have left is to sew on the sleeves and hem around the whole thing.
I haven’t decided how I’m going to hem it yet. I’m thinking of either doing a rolled hem or a narrow overlock stitch on my serger. With both of these options, the stitching will be visible on the outside and I think it will provide a nice contrast around the edges of the draped parts. I will have to experiment. I don’t think a traditional folded hem will look very good with this style or my fabric. Many people who have made the cardi-wrap have just left it unhemmed, but I’m not a big fan of that look. I can understand the appeal though – this top has a lot of hemming to do and it is very visible!
In other news, the fabric I ordered arrived last Friday. I love it! It will be perfect for the projects I have in mind.
The next project in the queue will be a top made out of this new fabric:
I would love to have it done in time for my trip to the Napa Valley next month. Right now I am considering two different patterns.
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but this pattern includes a nice-looking sleeveless top with gathering at the neckline.
I like the foldover neckline, either sleeveless or with the tulip sleeves.
I will also peruse my Ottobre Woman magazines to see if anything catches my eye.