Added Feb 3, 2010
It has been a while since I’ve sewn anything, and this piece I actually began a few weeks ago, soon after I arrived in Peru. It has been delayed because I have had to do the topstiching repeatedly. I really do suck at that, and working on a new machine hasn’t helped my cause.
I on the trip to Peru I watched reruns of Project Runway and caught Santino’s dress for Nikki Hilton with the braid detail. I decided I wanted to try out braiding and so opted for the bawtwig-ish loose pattern from the stylish dress book 2, pattern D. I omitted the pockets and sleeve extension, as well as shortened it for a cropped look. Pattern D usually has a boat neck both back and front (see my cherry blossom tunic) but I made the back a bit deeper to accommodate the braids. I also wet for french seams through out since I don’t have my rust serger with me.
Also, this top is reversible owing to the simplicity of Japanese patterns.
Maybe I’ll do a tute on braiding sometime soon! It is so easy I doubt I need to.
Please forgive the un-pressed seams, I was so excited to finally post something new.
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