Monday, November 16, 2009

Bamboo Love and Christmas goodies!!

Before I give you all an update from this past weekend I want to give you all a big thank you for all the lovely comments you sent my way. I made the necessary changes I wanted to my cardi/jacket and I wore it to work today. The changes did the trick and the everything is staying in place.

On the home front, I need prayers this week. Both my mother and MIL are going into the hospital this week for procedures. Hopefully everything will go well for both of them and this will be it for now.

In knitting news, I worked on another Knit Picks project last week and it's just about finished. I'll be shipping this one out hopefully by Wednesday. I have 5 more hats to make for the guys in the band so I figure I need to get cracking. My bass player asked for the Jamaican flag colors in his hat. It should be lively, and fun to make. I have no progress to show on the afghan as I haven't been working on it, so I guess I'll be putting some serious time in on it in the next few weeks.

I was a bad girl last Friday. I called Metro Textiles and ordered more material. The good thing is that some of the material is for the Hefner(Hugh) robe. I purchased some black crushed velvet for the collar and cuffs. I think or I'm hoping Mr. D will like it, and that it won't be too much against the blue velvet fabric I'm using.

I have 2 more robes without collars planned for my mom and girlfriend. As they don't read my blog and they asked for them, I figure I can talk about them here. I'm thinking of using a plush fabric. I was looking in JoAnns over the weekend but I didn't see anything I liked. I going with a green for my mom and either periwinkle or red for my friend. I checked out Fabric.com and I think I'll be fine there. I just need to pick my pattern first.

Over the weekend I was able the cut out and mark Simplicity 4112. I washed the fabric for this one and so far there isn't any shrinkage so I'm happy about that. I put that pattern aside for now and also cut out and marked Butterick 5420. I love the fabric I'm using. If you ever get a chance to work with organic bamboo knit fabric, please do. It's well worth the money and feels fantastic on. It's like BUTTER!! Anyway, I started working on the top last night and it's coming along nicely. I'm hoping to be done tonight maybe. I ran into a snag last night. The pattern calls for you to interface the front 2 pieces and the collar. I've never done that before and I don't know if I ever will again. You don't get the stretch you want after you do that. I have to re-cut the collar as it doesn't fit the blouse now. That was a pain. I'm trying to decide if I want to re-cut the collar bigger or just rework everything without the interfacing. Any ideas? Here it is so far.

7 comments:

Mz.Choize said...

It looks great so far! Most times when I interface a stretch fabric, I use a stretch interfacing, if i dont have any on hand, I cut it smaller so that I can still stretch the edges. (did that make any sense,lol)

marit said...

I'd use a stretch interfacing too...

Crossing my fingers for the mothers...

Susan said...

That is looking great so far! I haven't really used a stretch interfacing before, but it makes a lot of sense.

Eliana said...

Andrea, my best wishes for a good and quick recovery for your mother and MIL. I'll include them in my prayers...
Btw, your sewing is going very well. I can't wait to see it finished!

Clio said...

OH! It looks great so far! I cut my own bamboo top over the weekend and hope to get it sewn up this week. I bought pro-tricot fusible interfacing (designed for knits)from Fashion Sewing Supply (http://sewexciting.blogspot.com) for the collar piece that called for itpacres.

Sheila said...

First and foremost, sending speedy recovery wishes to your Mom & MIL.

The tunic is coming along nicely and totally loving the ruching detail.

Mariss said...

Thoughts and prayers for your mom and Mr. D's mom. xoxo.

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