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I've gotten quite a bit done for my 32 Things. I've added three additional garments to the mural, but I'm debating about adding the jewelry I made the other day... On the one hand, I love each piece so, so much, but on the other hand, jewelry is so quick and easy to make. I almost feel like it doesn't count. I'm sure I'll add a couple since I get such use out of them, but probably won't add all of them since then I'd be over halfway done with my project. In reality, this internal debate is just me trying to justify my fabric obsession.
Not included in the above mural is another Double-V dress I made in white jersey, but it is SO. THIN. Like, crack-is-wack thin. Strangers don't need to know me that well, you know? I could not in good conscience take a photo of myself wearing it and post it on this site. My other blog, OK, but I like to keep it clean here. (I kid, I kid. There's no nudie Stitch in my Side out there... yet, hahahahahaha!) I do need to make a nude slip. I tried making one in the same white jersey (I have tons of it), but even with two layers it was still see-through.
I did change the neckline, which I like on this because it almost makes it feel like a v-neck t-shirt. I left the neckline raw, and just folded the neckline binding strips in half and attached those raw-edge out. Maybe a picture will help.
I also made this yo-yo tank top, and it came out so surprisingly well!! I hope you guys love it and make yourselves one because it was fast and easy. While watching Tombstone on Saturday for about the billionth time, I got a bee in my bonnet and just HAD to make a tank top with a yo-yo neckline, and I had to do it immediately.
I found this tutorial at Heather Bailey, and it was perfect. I made yo-yos in four different sizes using plates, cups, and candleholders and just laid them out in a circular shape. I sewed all of them together using white embroidery floss and then attached the top also using floss.
I used some more of the white jersey for this top, and made sure to cut it really wide so the gathers would hopefully keep it from being as see-through as the dress. I also made it double-layered, which helped.
The top isn't without its flaws, but all in all I am super happy with how it came out. If you decide to make something similar, do not use knit to make your yo-yos. You can see that my top is already starting to distort (I didn't even interface the yo-yos, which would probably fix the issue), and I hadn't even really worn it yet. Still, it's really fun and feminine, and homemade without looking hokey. I'll be making another one for my girlfriend who liked my top, so if you guys want I can make a tutorial. Or am I alone in my yo-yo obsession???