Oh my, it really has been a while since my last blogpost! I've been so busy these last few months. But I tried to sew on a weekly basis. Alas, I wasn't progressing that fast to finish my playsuit before the end of the summer. Well, I'm just not a very quick seamstress. I like taking my time and pay attention to detail.
But, I'm very close to finishing this three piece playsuit! And I took some pictures while I was sewing which I want to share with you!
Once again, the pictures were made with my smartphone and aren't always very clear.
Back in July is started with the shorts:
(Somehow I can't remove this space in Blogger)
I often save the hand sewing for the last. This time I wanted to make hand sewn buttenholes, but I saved it for another moment, because at that time I didn't know what buttons to use.
Next up, the top:
Making the ruffled sleeves:
Adding more ruffles:
Sewing the gathered skirt:
Making bows for the skirt:
Detail of the skirt and bow:
Hand sewing time!
Using snaps as closure for the top. You see the left side seam of the top.
Completed top! I added a bow as a finishing touch :)
Finishing the short:
My second attempt at hand sewn buttonholes. After marking the length and position of the buttonhole I cut through the fabric to create a hole. To prevent the fabric from fraying I use the buttonhole stitch, using sewing thread.
The real buttonhole is made with buttonhole thread and looks like this:
I only need to finish the last buttonhole and sew the buttons. Then it's finally time to make some outfit pictures!