Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hot Sewing

I have heard of (although never done) hot yoga—where people do yoga in steamy temperatures. I did my own version of doing things in the heat: Hot Sewing. I don’t go to a special studio with the thermometer cranked up, no, I let Mother Nature take the reigns and just sew at home in a non-air conditioned environment. It was a balmy 85 degrees indoors, and it only got hotter when I turned on the light and had the iron on. [Pause.] It wasn’t exactly pleasant, but I wanted to finish my top.

I haven’t really sewn many tops since I tend to have the best results sewing skirts. Looking over my fabrics, I also have an excess of heavier fabrics that aren’t ideal for many top patterns. I decided on using this gray material (left over from my gray dress) and sew this bow tie top.

When I initially bought this pattern, I was put off by the size (since it seemed small). But after I measured the pattern pieces to see the width, I figured it might actually fit me because of the looseness of the top (and that I prefer less ease than is generally used in a pattern).

So I sewed this top despite the heat. I didn’t have any actual problems sewing it—it was a fairly simple pattern. And I’m pretty happy with the result.

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