Sunday, December 19, 2010

Weekend Project: Glitter

Pop Quiz

Why doesn't Sandra Betzina cover glitterglued-polkadotted polyester
in her "More Fabric Savvy" book?

  1. She figured that anyone smart enough to buy her book was too smart to buy this type of "fabric"
  2. She didn't want to waste 2 whole pages of her book for the phrase "Put down that bolt and back away slowly..."
  3. Her book only covers fabric, dummy!
  4. All of the above

Sadly, my niece didn't consult with Sandra before picking out the fabric that she wanted for her blouse, and I didn't have enough of a backbone to say "No" when she looked up with her big pretty eyes and smiled at me... Sigh...

Of course, that was 6 months ago, and I've been putting off this project ever since due to my aversion to the fabric. But I decided that I should try to get this done by Christmas, and I've been working on it in brief stolen moments of time over the last couple of weeks.

None of the pieces are designed to fit together as cut. Everything needs tucks or gathers to fit. Here I'm putting in the tucks on the front bodice:

My niece picked out this subtle trim to complement the subtle fabric. ;)

The fabric is stiff and scratchy, so I cut the facing out of a remnant in my stash - something a bit softer.

Here's how far I've gotten so far. I still need to do the sleeves and hem in the next couple of days. It should be possible. :)

Of course, that doesn't address the most serious problem. Our house is now covered with so much glitter that I'm afraid that, if we ever want to sell it, I'm going to have to disclose this as a material fact to the real estate agent... ;)

My posts will probably be a bit sporadic over the next couple of weeks - but I'm thinking of you all and wishing you all a wonderful time with family and friends as we say Goodbye to 2010 and Welcome to 2011! :)


katherine h said...

How thoughtful of you to line that glitzy fabric with something softer. Now she will love it even more.

Brenda said...

I actually think this top is quite cute! Sparkley fun! It is so fun to sew for kids when they pick out what they want and are being creative.

lakaribane said...

This reminds me of the first garment I posted on my blog. Silver lame and that dotted nightmare knit in silver.

I would find it stuck EVERYWHERE weeks after the experience.