Sunday, March 21, 2010
Very close to being done with the Colette Macaron
I'm stuck on the lining - if no lining - I'd have those sleeves set in - in less than an hour. . . I don't apparently have the correct needle for china silk (or silk) I need a 60-70 according to Threads and I've been using 90. In addition, Sandra Betzina(sp?) recommends cotton embroidery thread if you're really using a small needle. I can't sew my outfit because the lining keeps skipping stitches so tomorrow - more needles:)
By the way, this pattern fits excellent - it does run large though - I cut a 10 below and 14 top and really had to take a lot in - even though I made a muslin . . .
I also had some problems in the construction since I chose checks instead of a general print - which I solved (I think) - I will detail more of my sewing during the review once my item is done!
Sorry about the bad picture - J. took it with my iphone . . .