Yesterday, I should have packed. I had good intentions of putting numerous boxes together, but my sewing machine called my name…..
I spent much of the morning putting the Burda tunic together and I have to say, it’s looking pretty good. Since I’m using a knit, I’ve omitted the back zip – I wish I would have remember that before I started sewing the band on because I decided to rip out the stitches that I had just put in and make it one continual piece. Reminder to self – stretch stitches are a real booger to rip out, plan ahead, plan again, and sew once. Here’s what the back currently looks like:
Now that the bands are sewn on the front and sleeves, I’m ready to tackle the front pieces and under the bust banding – I’m dreading that part, it has both pleats (which is screaming for puckers) and a ‘point’ to give it that inverted ‘V’ look. This time I’m basting then sewing with the stretch stitch! If all goes well, I will have a completed top by the weekend. Now the question I’m asking myself, “should I sew or pack?”