Here are the basics which I'm coping straight from Annie.
- This post goes live at 3 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at 3 PM EST/8
PM GMT. Participants get 24 hours from that time to design/draft/sew
their garments — but really, the idea is that they should at least
attempt to limit themselves to about 4 hours of sewing time.
The 24-hour window is so that people in any time zone can participate. Having it over a Sunday night/Monday morning means that both weekend and weekday sewers can take part.
- TNT patterns (tried ‘n’ tested) are totally welcome, and, in fact, encouraged. Riffing on a staple design is important if they’re going to manage much in that 4-hour sewing time!
- There’s no judging, and (at this point) no prizes, other than the glorious satisfaction of a challenge well mastered.
- At the end of the 24 hours, participants are to submit photos of themselves wearing their completed garments (or incomplete, for that matter) to the group Flickr pool. (Questions and chatter will take place in the group forums, at the same link.)
- It’s an open event: anyone is welcome to join in!
Since I have no concept of my actual sewing time my first idea was to whip out another Archer. Hey I've made 3 so whipping one out in 24 hours is totally doable right? Well about 9pm Sunday night I realized that was crazy talk and I should get out some sort of knit top so that there was a completed garment to show Monday afternoon. Enter the Sloppy Josephine Tee pattern that I'd made up back in May. That seemed like a 4 hour project and I had a long stashed knit that was perfect for it.
Scalene scarf I knit a few years ago.
Sloppy Josephine Tee from Paper Cut patterns. It's a lot of money for what is a basic raglan tee but I though about it obsessively for months. It comes with neat packaging on a brown paper stock that is thicker than your average tissue paper.
Knit burnout from the deeper part of the stash, maybe 3/4 years old. It was originally from Tessuti Fabric who's fabrics I miss buying. Here's a mid process pic showing the taupey bits are burnt out.
1. My version is a total mongrel of sizes. The neckline and raglan sleeves are size small. The hemline is a size large and the bottom of the sleeves are a size medium.
2. I lengthened the sleeved to a 3/4 one. Since the sleeve hem was already snug I slashed and spread the pattern to add 5" of length.
3. I took 2" off the length of the shirt and added a fold over Renfrew like hem band that was 2.5" finished. I really like the hem band on my feather print version but am tempted to take it off on this one. Gonna wait until later for the final decision since I like my shirts longer when wearing pants.
1. As usual I didn't read directions and just went on a maverick sewing journey, there isn't much to mess up other than the neckband. I originally put it in like you do on a renfrew, fold in half and serge. This mostly works except for the CF will gape out a bit. If you insert is like the directions say, sew one edge/fold over/topstitch, then it lays nice an flat.
2. Make sure you mark the neck band and neckline into quarters and pin before trying to serge it on. Otherwise it is a complete pain in the ass to do.
3. There is a lot of ease in this pattern and even with a small sized neckband this top wants to fall off your shoulders. I don't mind having a Flashdance-esque top in my wardrobe but you may not.
"Hey that's a nice shirt, you need more cut that low."
My Final Thoughts
I'm very pleased with this pattern. It makes a trendy top that would be easy to layer in the spring/fall weather. I need to make some faux leather jackets for just that purpose.
flickr group. We'll be doing this again and I'll be sure to give you a heads up before hand if you feel like joining in.