(Almost A) New Top For The Weekend

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?”

10 thoughts on “(Almost A) New Top For The Weekend

  1. melissa

    ooh, I love that fabric! Make sure you tread carefully (ie: baste!) when you’re doing that front V banding – it is SERIOUSLY LOW (showed about 2 inches past the middle of my bra on mine) so you may want to make the bands cross over instead of just meet at the V.
    And sew or pack? Definitely sew. Then you’ll have something new to pack! 😉
    (I don’t just say this because I’m in pink piping hell right now. no, no…)

  2. bernadette

    Just by reading/writing this I am procrastinating about cleaning the bathrooms for a guest.
    Once, when I had lots of boxes to UNPACK after a move (plus I was on deadline to find a job in the new city!), I “rewarded” myself after each box was completely squared away with 10 minutes of knitting. I set a timer to stay honest. It was fun and kept me motivated and sane, but it might be more difficult to sew in such short intervals.

  3. Lori

    I cut out a tunic in the same fabric last night!!! I vote sew, you can pack later. Maybe pack up all the kitchen items, then you will have to go out to dinner and your can wear your new top!!

  4. Helen

    I’m a totally disorganised last-minute packer myself. The only good thing about packing – you get to sort through your stash and decide what to make when you unpack!

  5. Anonymous

    Your top looks good! What am I going to make from my chain link fabric when everyone is making it into tunics!!!??? At least we don’t all live in the same town. I can just see walking into a restaurant & every other lady in the place as a tunic made from that same fabric! LOL!
    I say sew, you have child labor to help you pack, right? 😉

  6. Anonymous

    Your top looks good! What am I going to make from my chain link fabric when everyone is making it into tunics!!!??? At least we don’t all live in the same town. I can just see walking into a restaurant & every other lady in the place as a tunic made from that same fabric! LOL!
    I say sew, you have child labor to help you pack, right? 😉
    By the way Office finally tonight!!!!!

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