I did it! I completed a project! That, in itself, is a huge feat as I have many many many projects going and most never actually reach fruition. Well, I’m happy to say that I finally took that scrap of black fabric I displayed so uneventfully on this page a few weeks ago and turned it into something… yes, WEARABLE!!! And to think the sky didn’t fall…
Here is the lameness which was my “vest” back in August:
Then I went so far as to cut the front panels and tack them:
But then it was like I got something I’ve heard referred to as mow-tee-vaish-un?, and the rest is history:
It is literally rough around the edges, but that was my intention. I didn’t have enough fabric (or patience) to try and make it look super pretty so it is what it is. I’ve bought things less finished from American Apparel so I rest my case.
I had the most difficulty getting my sewing machine to behave but once I did it was easy peasy.
Since the garment was rather box-y, I gathered the sleeves and finished them with a button to avoid any squared shoulder disasters. After reading what I just wrote, an image of Meshach Taylor in Mannequin comes to mind but, dammit, I can’t find a decent picture of Hollywood to illustrate my point. However, when I did a google search of “shoulder pads” this image showed up on the first page:
Weird, right? He might be missing from that picture but everyone knows Designing Women would be nothing without Meshach…
ANYWAY, the sash was also made out of scraps from the same garment I cut apart to make the vest. They were not initially intended to be worn together but some things have a funny way of working themselves out so I’m going with it.
Next up, the Halloween costume.
I shudder to think.