Every now and then I am overcome by an urge to participate in a collective sewing challenge. As social as blogging is, I just want to go a step further and get involved in some group project. PatternReview.com is usually my place to go. Dozens of pages of comments on a particular undertaking is just the thing to
waste your time on read and draw some
inspiration for something you may or may not make at the end. It’s probably the chatter I miss, especially since I left New York for a somewhat secluded and
So, after some inactive months I logged in to patternreview again to discover a Terrific Tanks contest. It started on April 16th, I believe, and will run until the end of the month. The emphasis is on embellishment, rather than elaborate patternmaking. This week I am busy working on my Burdastyle dress, but if some time is left next week I may as well participate. Not knowing whether I will ever need this, I nevertheless went to Pinterest and pulled together
loads a few inspiration images of tanks. You can check out my board, or, if you are a Pinterest abstainer, see some of them here.
Love this back (I want to believe it is back). It is probably a two-layer chiffon, which makes finishing of the neckline and armholes more convenient. And perfect for the hot Cyprus summer!
A-dor-a-ble! A vintage lace doily, little applique, embroidery, and some basic beading! A perfect project for my newly acquired beginner embroidery skills.
A quickie, readers! All you need is a nice piece of graphic lace. The bigger the pattern, the better. I think I got some from the Mood's remnant box. In black?.. Hello stash, I am
Why make it simple, if it can be complicated? Love the twisted shoulder design and the V-neckline. It's a Burdastyle pattern.
I guess you all know where this comes from. A reverse appliqué with same-color layers. Shaping achieved through side seams and center front, and, pretty sure, center back seams. Not a week's project, but worth aspiring, sigh... Actually, no sigh - I love hand sewing, so maybe it will become a daily sofa sewing. Some pretty basket, holding work-in-progress pieces, a vintage needle and embroidery thread etui, embroidery scissors, and off you go running-stitching.
By the way, if I manage to participate, it will be my first me-made tank. Which one is your favorite?