Cashmerette guest star Rebecca returns, with her first foray into garment sewing! A what a foray it was. Over to you, Rebecca….
After many adventures in knitting, and a first foray into sewing starting with quilts last fall (see my guest appearance in Quilty Pleasures), I decided to finally embark on sewing clothing – a speedier and more instantly gratifying process than knitting and quilting. I was inspired by Jenny and Lauren to try my hand at the Colette Sorbetto tank for my first project, and with Jenny’s expert help, I made one! It took some alterations, six hours, and lots of patience, but here it is!
I have a long way to go, but the Sorbetto was a great place to start. I’ll be replicating the Sorbetto (for additional practice, and it’s absolutely perfect for spring/summer – so the more, the better), and then on to the Sew Caroline Tank Dress!
Sheesh, if my first garment had been this good I’d have been extremely happy! Rebecca used French seaming throughout, which looked amazing, and used bias turned to the inside of the garment for the neckline and armholes, which makes for a beautifully professional finish. Great stuff Rebecca!
What was the first ever garment you sewed for yourself, readers? For me, it was a (too small) wrap skirt from Christine Haynes’s Chic and Simple Sewing – highly recommended for beginners as all the patterns have no closures!
And come back later this week for the next installation of the Curvy Sewing Collective’s Curvy Colette blog tour.