Here is my Ruby top! Please excuse the slight cheesiness of the photos. (My husband asked if I was taking pictures for a Match.com profile...just a date with the internet, that's all!)
Overall, I love this top. Just a few notes:
- The fabric is a light aqua floral print rayon from Joann's that I picked up on clearance a few weeks ago. I guess I really haven't done much sewing with rayon, and forgot/didn't realize what a slippery little devil it can be. But it's really comfortable, and drapes really nicely, and I love the color combination of the aqua and reddish/orange.
- The Ruby Dress is designed as a sleeveless top, but I haven't worn anything sleeveless in a long, long time. Many of you will understand. So I added the sleeves from the Washi expansion pack, and they fit well, except for a little tightness in the underarms (aka, the armpits). So next time I might cut the armscye a little deeper
- For the first time ever, I did a blind hem on the bottom of the shirt. I've been the proud owner of a blind hem foot for about a year, but never had the time/energy/bravery to try it out. So what better time to learn how to do it than 10 o'clock at night? So I read this tutorial, and then when that didn't make enough sense I read this one, and I still couldn't figure it out. I am very spatially challenged, and while those tutorials would probably have been enough for the ordinary person, I could not quite wrap my mind around what I was supposed to be doing. So then I watched this video. And somehow, miraculously, it all came together. The inside of the hem is pretty ugly, but by golly, I have a blind hem on my shirt.
Coming Next Week-- Kid's Clothing Week! Stay tuned!