Then I just lost all drive to finish it. So, it is in the closet. Back right corner..bottom shelf, you can just make it out.. laying there.... I feel like I let it down. I am sorry.
But life is short. Sewing time is precious. I must move on.
So, to cleanse my palette of failure, I decided to return to Simplicity 2599. I loved the ease and comfort of this top so much that I made another!
This is version E with just one ruffle going around the neckline, sans the bow. With bow was just too much. Another light gauzy feeling material. To make it easier to work with, I starched the pieces after I cut them out. Sure made fabric handling easier and it didn't fray quite as fast that way. I did all hong kong finishes on the inside. Again, did not use neck facings, instead used self bias. Much cleaner finish in my opinion.
Here is how I am wearing it tonight, DD2 is taking me out for sushi for my birthday. This jacket is New Look 6799 that I made in February.
And the jeans..... Jalie 2908 from last October.
On a side note.... my running mojo has returned! It left me after the marathon Jan 2010. Somehow it came back. Thank God. Taking it easy and really enjoying it.