Today I printed off, cut out, taped together, and traced my Grainline Archer shirt. This is Sewlution progress!
I find it helps to take about six sheaths of paper, and cut out the top and side of each grid piece at the same time. Makes a tedious task slightly less time-consuming. I kept track of how long my processes took:
- Taping together A4 sheets – 46 minutes
- Tracing the pattern pieces onto Swedish Tracing Paper – 95 minutes
- Pinning and cutting out the fabric – 50 minutes
So if you need to do all this in order to be ready for the Grainline Archer Sewalong, starting on Monday, you’ll need to put aside the best part of three hours.
I’m using some plaid flannel I bought for $5 a yard at Chic Fabric on 225 West 39th Street. I really liked this shop and the owner – reminded me of Goldhawk Road. Yes, I would still like to make this shirt in silk twill, but not on my first go!
At the same shop, I bought two yards of this…
Isn’t this silk gorgeous? Are those scarab beetles? I think so. I am terrified about ruining this whilst laundering, so I’m going to put a small swatch on a delicate wash. What do you think? I know exactly what I’d like to make with this, but it will have to join the queue. $15 a yard. New Yorkers, get yourselves down to Chic Fabrics!
In other news *deep breath* Kenneth King left a comment on yesterday’s blog post! Here it is in full:Hello, All! To answer the Burning Questions: Where did I get the fabric? Pendleton’s web site–it’s the Eagle Rock blanket fabric, turquoise color way. And my moisturizer? Chanel’s Sublimage La Creme Supreme. I was forwarded this link from Stephani Miller at Threads Magazine–hello to you all out there!
Did you know that Kenneth has also written a novel? Is there no end to this man’s talent? Just don’t Google his moisturiser, unless you’re sitting down. It ain’t cheap!