Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A tee for me.

Ottobre Creative Workshop 303

I am particularly chuffed about this tee for a number of reasons.

Firstly because it is the first time I have sewn up an entire stretch fabric garment without
uttering a single expletive. It sewed up like a dream.

Little Boozle 2010
Fabric is Stella from Crafty Mamas shop.

Secondly because it is the first time I have embroidered on a stretch fabric
where I have achieved a near perfect result.

Little Boozle 2010
Embroidery is loveNpeace from Smila's World.

Thirdly because I can wear my fitted jeans and a more fitted tee and feel good.
Something that I didn't feel when I had those extra 10 kilograms on my hips.
In fact this tee is a little on the big side.

Little Boozle 2010
(OK so at 7am, pre-coffee drip, I don't look so good
but I've never professed to being comfortable on the catwalk)

And the last reason is that now that I am sewing for myself again,
I am making myself some clothes that I really love to wear.
In gorgeous, good quality fabrics.


MoederKip said...

Hawt Mama!
Shirt looks great, as do you. :-)

Bianca said...

wwwiiii wooooooo (that is a wolf whistle) That is a great result. Grown up clothes are soo hard too! Congrats :)

Kate said...

Wow! You did great! Enjoy wearing it.

Tanya said...

you are so clever, well done on losing the weight and rediscovering clothes for you- the embroidery looks amazing.

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

great job on the T and the weight. Did you embroider straight onto the Tee as it look fab no puckering at all!

Did you put any of that cloud stabiliser on the back? I often wonder if it is too scratch without it?

Peta said...

Looks fab Tas, great job!

michal said...

Love your embroidery , so great! i am thinnking of getting embroidery machine... you really make me want to!

Liesl said...

Ah-ha - is that what you look like! I love your tee. And am very impressed with the beautifully executed applique. It looks perfect.

Marie said...

It looks great. You look fabulous.

Tas said...

Aw shucks. Thanks everyone. Clo, all I did was use Gutterman Ultra Stable cut away underneath. It worked a treat. I think in the past I have used too light a stabiliser or too dense a stitch count. Still learning...

Tania said...

Ten kilos? STAND PROUD LADY! I mean I'm already beside myself impressed with the stretch fabric sewing though I out and out don't believe the non-expletive thing, but what a fine achievement on the weight loss. You sew, girl!

Sally said...

Awesome job. It looks fabulous. I love it - particularly the motif.

jorth said...

That looks awesomely good! Embroidering onto a stretch is tricky at the best of times, but you've pulled it off, lady!

Jennifer said...

This is great Tas!!