Today, well last night actually, I decided to start a new sewing project, after my last one didn’t go too well. 😛
I wanted it to be fun, enjoyable, and… an adventure! Mind you, an easy adventure, like walking in the woods that you know like the back of your hand… okay, not the back of your hand, but you don’t need a map to get around. I also wanted it to be something the sewing world has recently termed: Cake.
You want a definition? So do I!
|My “Cake”. I’m making the long sleeved version|
Cake basically means the everyday stuff you (should be) sew(ing). Frosting is the not-everyday kind of stitchery. You know, that dress that you wear to church but would, and could, never wear everyday.
So I, like many other bloggers, after reading this article, decided that I was making way too much frosting (practically 95%) and hardly any cake (my Mom makes me that stuff. whoops!). It’s time to change that.
So, as a result of this decision, I have been searching and searching for knit in our stash of fabric to make into a t-shirt for the coming winter months. Nothing, not a thing. Until I remembered a big tube of blue knit that my sisters and I used to use for dress-up. Yep, dress-up material. THE BEST STUFF IN THE WORLD!!! In this case that is. Well, I found this afore-said knit still in our dress-up box, (we are most certainly not getting rid of that box, no matter how old we get! We have too many little kids come to our house for that!) along with some other fabric, and am now in the process of making it into a 1940’s blouse.
|My menagerie of sewing tools.
Sewing Machine in the background
What! You’re making a knit blouse?
Well, sort of. I’m tweaking a 1940’s pussy-bow blouse pattern I have, to make it into a T-shirt with that same bow effect you’ve been seeing on blouses in stores recently. So, I guess one of my first cakes is going to have a wee bit of frosting in it after all.
The Middle Sister and Singer