Sunday, December 3, 2006

Completed project: scrub top #1

I finished the first scrub top for my sister today. I think it took about 4 hours in all. Hopefully I can speed that up for number 2! This one is a small, but it seems like a medium to me. I think I'll make the next one an extra small. I'm very proud of the fact that the pockets *almost* blend in with the rest of the top. Also, I used french seams on the shoulders and sides, so the only exposed raw edges are on the sleeve seams (which I will hopefully have time to cover up with seam binding later). I think this is one of the most well-crafted garments I've ever made, thanks to the Built By Wendy book that I just read... who knew you were supposed to wash, dry and IRON fabric before you cut out the pieces? Or that you're supposed to iron the tissue paper pattern before using it? I didn't! And I'm definitely diggin the french seams... I think I'll be using them on everything from now on.

Anywho, I hope that this top is well received... I'm a little surprised that my sister asked someone to make her scrubs as she's not much of a hand-made kinda person. I really hope she's ok with the paisley pattern... it does match the scrub pants I bought her nicely and it is that medical-blue color... I hope those factors outweigh any possible dislike of paisley on her part!

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