Right now I am laid up with a very sore shoulder and I am unable to sew. Actually, I can sew, I cannot press or use an iron. Which really sucks because inspiration has struck and fabric is calling me to the sewing dungeon. Sooo annoying. This means of course, I can (and most definitely should) update my sad pathetic little blog.
I didn't finish the SWAP this year. I have been fighting an incredibly stubborn sinus infection since
At any rate this meant my sewing output really dropped early this year. I did get a bunch of the intended SWAP sewn, but obviously not blogged or instagrammed or anything social media-ish. So here goes one massive update (ok maybe two not so massive updates).
I have decided that I don't like using scrub patterns for scrub tops, they are shapeless baggy and boring. My favorite pattern for scrubs is Sewaholic's Belcarra blouse. This top actually makes me look like I have a waist, WIN! To date I have made 14 Belcarra's. I have made so many that I am going to temporarily retire the pattern. I have made a few modifications to the pattern, narrowed the neckline (followed instructions on Sewaholic blog) lower patch pockets (essential for scrubs), no cuffs on the sleeves and sometimes I cut the hem level, depends on the fabric. I have one problem with the pattern and it is all my problem, I am incapable of making stripes match on raglan sleeves. I'm pretty sure it's genetic. Pockets I can match, sleeves not so much.
Here is the parade of Belcarra's. If the photos suck, my apologies, they were taken with my iPhone, the DLSR is too heavy for me to use right now.
|100% cotton voile-lovely and cool|
|cotton with lycra-you can barely tell, but the sleeves and hem are finished with black bias binding|
|obviously a Christmas top, made from bargain center off grain quilting cotton|
|another Christmas-check out the pockets on this one, all three of them|
|yet another Christmas top|
|2 ice dyed tops-I didn't intend for them to be almost identical, but that's the way they turned out|
|my favorite fabric, cotton sateen with a little lycra, I ♥ this print-was going to be part of SWAP|
|cotton with lycra-lovely and cool to wear|
|made for Jungle January, but never blogged, too sick sorry Anne!|
|linen, this fabric is more peach than pink|
|100% cotton border print|
|made from quilting cotton|