I finished hemming my Wiksten tank, with plans to wear it to a family barbecue this past weekend, but sadly when I went to get dressed, a problem became apparent.

neckline sadness

See how the left shoulder in the photo is a bit higher than the other? Especially with my smallish shoulders, this translated to a really gape-y section.

neckline sadness

It really sticks up. I think I like this top enough to unpick the neckline binding and try it again, but it’s discouraging. Gotta keep practising, right?

skirt in progress

I do have another garment project on the go – a simple A-line skirt with elastic waistband, in a cotton/linen blend that’s been in my stash for ages. Skirts are one project that I’ve successfully made in the past, they’re mostly easy and easier to fit. I haven’t decided whether to do a casing for elastic, or a jersey/”yoga” waistband. No pattern, I just traced around a skirt I like!

new fabrics

I did receive some awesome fabrics from Tonic Living that I ordered last week! They mostly carry heavier home decor fabrics but have some great quilting cottons and organic jersey as well. I couldn’t resist the top print, “Ragg Tagg” by Daisy Janie. It’s organic and a bit on the stiffer side – it’ll probably end up as a quilt, I think.

The rest of the stack is Painters Canvas by Laura Gunn for Michael Miller. The Lime on the bottom will be the binding for the chevron quilt.






One response to “Almost”

  1. Alexandra Avatar

    The Wiksten is cotton, yes? Have you tried steam-ironing the crap out of that shoulder? Worth a shot before you unpick anything.

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