I haven’t had a whole lot of time to sew over the last few days, but I did manage to make a forgotten top much more wearable. It’s one I made a year ago or so from Jalie 2005, the older t-shirt pattern with a v, scoop and boatneck. I made two versions of the boatneck one day because it’s such a super simple pattern. I found one of them buried in the back of my closet, tried it on, liked it, but knew that I needed to sew some bra strap holders in it. Here’s how they turned out. They’re very simple to make and make the top so much easier to wear! I need to add them to more tops that I’ve made.
Also yesterday, I had a chance to dye the lace for my sister’s Valentine nightie. She needed a full bust adjustment, and I knew that when doing that, it’d add length, making the bodice pieces unlikely to fit on the normal 6″ wide stretch lace that I used for my purple and black version. I stopped in at Needle Nook Fabrics and bought some wider white lace (maybe 9″ wide). I dyed it yesterday:
Yes, this is about it’s final color. I absolutely, 100% love this color. That was a Jacquard Acid Dye in Brilliant Blue that I bought from Dharma Trading a year ago or so. I cut the pattern out tonight, made the adjustments for the FBA, cut the fabric out and have the bodice basically pinned together. I hope to have it all done tomorrow.
I want to experiment with some of the other dyes I have. I find dyeing material to be very gratifying!