Calling International Rescue …Posted: December 1, 2013
Well Ladies, you done me proud! This was so close to being a wadder.
Thanks to Chris Lucas and BeaJay, I purchased and then actually watched the Craftsy Ultimate T Shirt course, with Marcy & Katharine Tilton. I cut a much longer and wider neckband than this wretched pattern gave me, and I managed to pull it back from the brink.
With the skirt attached, it was starting to look vaguely like the picture on the packet, and something I’d actually like to wear.
Do please ignore that pile of old pillows. I keep them for the wadding. I usually move them out of the way for photos, but look closely and you’ll see that all the wailing and gnashing of teeth was just too much for my assistant. The Lightweight took himself off to bed!
I also need to thank Steph C for introducing me to Steam A Seam Lite. It’s just brilliant for hemming knits.
But Hell, I was on a roll by this time. I only fired up the CoverPro!
And so here is the Finished Object
Complete with slightly wonky cover stitched neckline, hems and cuffs in Kingfisher thread that matches the teal in the fabric perfectly!
Thanks also due to Debbie Cook for what I refer to as The Cover Stitch Files. I don’t use my CoverPro nearly enough, and Debbie’s webpages are invaluable when I do.
I’m wearing this to work tomorrow, with purple leggings!