I always spend far too much time trying to think up some clever design for these, but in this case the simple stripes work, I think. The fabric is silk dupionni in cream and moss green. I blanket stitched along every seam. The edges are satin stitched twice over in rayon embroidery thread, which is also what the blanket stitch is done in. Now that I see this in a picture, I think that I should have switched to cream thread for sewing on the ribbon, but... too late now.
|Close-up of satin-stitched edge.|
Had a phone call from my son - the chef's pants are a perfect fit (whew!), and he's thrilled. Only one small change - he would like the elastic to be a tad tighter. He always, always wore belts with pants. Apparently this is not so comfortable when you wrap an apron around your middle. How am I to know? Minor detail to change on the next pair.
I'm itching to make a coat. I'm itching to make a dress. Unfortunately, I have to be sewing my samples for classes. We're doing a series of classes at the store, using the Pamela's Patterns t-shirts. First a class on a basic t-shirt. Then a class using the pattern for different necklines. Then a class on making a dress from the t-shirt pattern. I'm responsible for the second and third of these classes. Somehow I need to get motivated. The open house at the store, when all new samples need to be in place, is in less than 2 weeks, and I'm still only thinking. Problem is - I keep thinking it's so easy - a couple of t-shirts to whip up - no big deal. At the rate I'm going, I'll be sewing them at the last minute, and that really won't do. I cheated with the jacket and pants classes - I hung the silk tweed jacket and camel pants that I made a few months ago, since I haven't worn them yet.