I have a lovely friend who is a lover of lovely things. Last summer (was it really that long ago?), she expressed her desire for an adult version of the ruffly tops that her nieces wear. I recognized the silhouette as Butterick 5217, and told her that we could make it happen. How could I not oblige such a generous friend? A friend who has made me and my family countless dinners, taught me the wonders of feta and orzo, and who has blessed so many people with her fantastic writing.
Eeep. I shoulda ironed that, but it really was miraculous that I got it sewn. Ironing the wrinkle-loving linen too much was more than I could handle yesterday. That’s the excuse I’m going with.
With both of our busy schedules, it took until now for us to fit a muslin, find the right fabric (thanks for shopping for us, Jess!), and for me to finally sew it. Not that it was a difficult project by any means. It really is an easy sew. Some words of advice, the sizing runs big, and for intermediate sewists, I recommend this far more clever construction method for the yoke.
I also had a chance to try out my Narrow Rolled Hem foot(affiliate link). After browsing tutorial and quite a bit of practice, I made the most gorgeous narrow hem I have ever sewn. Boo ya!
- Narrow Rolled Hem – Video by Girl. Inspired.
- Mastering the Narrow Rolled Hem – by Threads Magazine
- Narrow Hem on Burdastyle
Tomorrow, she will pick it up from me. Here’s hoping she likes it!