Front view of B5895, unfortunate pattern placement
This was just my first attempt at sewing Butterick 5895; a cropped pant and retro style tie-top pattern designed by Gertie of New Blog for Better Sewing. Though these were not very successful for many reasons; the unfortunate pattern placement is by far the worst offence making it look as though I’ve lost control of my bladder.
For one, not to be too coy here, but the back zipper, and the darts make my bottom look quite nice. I don’t think I can enter every room backwards! Can I?
The Beatles power tie!
I don’t know why or how, but I have over 6 meters of a Beatles quilting cotton. Actually, I do know why; I let my husband come shopping with me at Fabricville once and he decided that buying the rest of a bolt of fabric made sense. That was the last time I brought him with me!
What better way to show my appreciation for his taste in fabric than to sew him up a tie? It just so happens that S.E.W. has just such a project detailed within its pages! This tie is a little wider than my preference and definitely stiffer than I like my ties to be, but for my husband, this is just perfect. The most challenging part is pulling the tie to the right side, partly due to the stiffness from the interfacing.
I like this book because the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. The author takes the time to detail every step and offers many tips and ideas to perfect the outcome. Each project is labeled by difficulty, but I’ve found that most of the projects in this book are quite easy to complete.
Book: Sew Everything Workshop: The Complete Step-by-Step Beginner’s Guide with 25 Fabulous Original Designs
Project: Power Tie
Fabric: The main fabric is A Yellow Submarine quilters cotton by Cranston Villiage purchased at Fabricville but the musical lining unknown.
Supplies: non-woven Pellon interfacting
Thread: Gutermann 100% polyester col:
Difficulty: Some challenges
Sew again: Yes with changes