AUDREY’S OWEN DAY OF INSPIRATION* REPORT
What I did yesterday for creative inspiration: Two new shirts for the closet… Experimenting with my serger and cover stitch machine a bit more.
Both are from a bamboo/jersey/spandex blend fabric that was on sale so I didn’t care as much if something didn’t turn out (I try to experiment with patterns on cheaper fabric for obvious reasons). It’s kind of an odd turquoise color but not bad and the edges/hem are in a neutral taupe color that is a nice compliment.
Asymmetrical design shirt: First time using this pattern… I altered it only slightly (made the neck opening bigger in the front and back and used rolled edges on neck and sleeves) and am pretty happy with the pattern overall. There will be some small fit alterations next time I make it but in general it fits pretty well. I was surprised at how well the asymmetry works… It gathers really nicely on the left side when wearing it and is just about the right difference in length to look nicely asymmetrical as it sits on my my waist/hips (looking at the pattern initially, I though it would be cockeyed and unflattering, but it’s great).
* Every third Friday of the month Owen shuts its doors to regular business and offers up a day for people to explore creativity and find inspiration however they like.
This is a pattern I created based off an purchased pattern combined with a shirt I own that I like the shape of. It took a few times to get it right, but now I really like the way it fits. This is the second shirt I have made from this pattern now. It’s great with nice pants for a Wednesday night dance and I can also wear it climbing… Love it is when my clothes are multi functional.