Hemp Shirt...by Client Request

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Recently I was discussing a client's wardrobe needs. He told me about a favorite shirt that he has had for many years that is now nearly in shreds. He asked if I would design a similar style, this time from hemp. This shirt is the result...
...its slightly rumpled "distressed" look is entirely intentional.



I suggested buttons on the chest pockets,
but the client opted for open pockets.


Made from a cotton/hemp blend from Hemp Traders, the fabric was  distressed by washing it several times in hot water with a splash of vinegar.

After the shirt was sewn,

it was distressed further by "sanding" random areas
.



SEWING NOTES:
Fabric from Hemp Traders
.
Interfaced with Pro-Weft Fusible Interfacing from
~Fashion Sewing Supply~

Holiday Tops for the Divas...

Monday, December 15, 2008
Willow's Snowflake Crossover Top

This Cross-Over Top made for my niece Willow, will be perfect during the holidays...and the winter beyond. Made from cotton/lycra knit, it features an embroidered snowflake on the shoulder.

SEWING NOTES: Ottobre Design pattern, #29 from issue 01/05..that I modified slightly. Shoulder seams stabilized with PRO-SHEER ELEGANCE Fusible Interfacing
from Fashion Sewing Supply.



Bella's Snowflake Cross-Over Top

Of course I made one for Bella too! This delightful cross-over top is constructed differently from the one above, and is more suitable for a 7 year old.


SEWING NOTES: Ottobre Design pattern #9 from issue 03/04...slightly modified.
Shoulder seams stabilized with PRO-SHEER ELEGANCE Fusible Interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply.