chambray. There is also the option to put in an interlining of fabric to provide some extra warmth. I left off the big bow that can be put on the back of the jacket but I'm pretty sure it's simple to make if you choose to put it on.
The next item that I made is the Sandcastle Halter Top. This should have been a quick and easy sew but for whatever reason I just wasn't having much luck today. I am a little more of a visual person and it took me several tries at reading parts of the instructions to get through some of the construction. I had my seam ripper handy and used it a couple of times.
Happily Ever After from Art Gallery's Paperia collection.
The pattern says you can add a ruffle between the quilting cotton and knit, or add some rick rac. I decided to use some elastic lace trim I had from Riley Blake. I love the extra detail!
There are a couple of things I may try differently next time (although I'm not sure if my ideas will work or not). I prefer a casing for the elastic to go through rather than sewing it directly onto the fabric. I ended up with a section of fabric that wasn't as bunched as the rest of the back. I didn't feel like using the seam ripper for it so I left it alone this time. I also struggled with the sides under the arms. It just didn't seem to look quite right compared to the photos I have seen.
Thanks for stopping and reading!
Be sure to check out all of the blogs on this tour! Which is your favorite so far?
Feb 8- Larissa from Connected By a Thread
Feb 9- Tibeca from Sewing by Ti
Feb 10- Robin from My Little Lady & Gentleman
Feb 11- Patricia from Sew Far North
Feb 12- Linda from Sew Happily Ever After
Feb 15- Larissa from Connected by a Thread and Essence from Amazing Adventures of Bubba and Bug
Feb 16- Amy from Wally and Grace
Feb 17- Melissa from Rebel & Malice and Sharon from Sweetpea & Pumpkins
Feb 18- Ula from Lulu & Celeste
Feb 19- Teronia from Crazy Crafty Haute Mama and Cindy from Cindy Parrett.com