This was the kind of project that gripped your mind and would not let go. This was the kind of project that I knew I just had to do before I find myself looking for fabric stores in the middle of the night. Because before I made this drape cardigan, I often found myself drifting off and sewing it in my head. It didn’t matter what I was doing — eating, working, sleeping; I kept sewing this in my head.
This was THAT kind of project.
And so, against the boyfriend’s wishes (because I’m sick again boo), I went out to buy fabric. I came home with some stretchy rayon type. I came home with this song in my head:
Oh rayon, will you leave me crying.
Oh rayon, you’re the kind of fabric
That could just make me sick.
Oh rayon, will you hate my machine.
And turn me into a killing machine.
Or something like that. Why? Because my no-brand sewing machine doesn’t want to have anything to do with stretchy fabrics. This is why my sewing adventures have been limited, for lack of a better word. But since I was in a “go big or go bust” state of mind, I ended up with this rather pricey fabric.
Thankfully, life often rewards “go big or go bust” efforts.
Not only do I have a drape cardigan that I can wear several ways, I even got extra fabric for a simple halter top.
And yeah, I also realized that my machine has minimal problems with stretchy fabrics as long as they are the thick kind. And I go slowly. Like, frustraaaaaatingly slow.
Anywoodlewho, I’m cooking up a tutorial for this drape cardigan; will publish first week of March.
Moral lesson: ‘GO BIG OR GO BUST MOMENTS SOMETIMES REQUIRE SLOW STEPS.’
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