Sewing Sunday: Tripping Balls Seamwork Mesa

Sewing Sunday: Tripping Balls Seamwork Mesa

After the failure that was my Astoria top, I was eager to try my hand at sewing with knits again, simply to prove to myself that I could make something half-decent if I really tried. I wanted something relatively simple, with as few details that could go wrong as possible. Enter the Seamwork Mesa, with its simple silhouette and perfect blank canvas to show off some wacky prints.

I have to be honest and say that I thought this would be easier to sew than it was, and I was not anticipating the fit issues I ended up having with it. Nevertheless, I persevered and ended up with something I’ll be proud to wear in public, so that’s a major improvement from last time! It isn’t by any means perfect, and the seams look a little messy on the inside, but I am still so happy with it.


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Sewing Sunday: Seamwork Astoria (Un)Wearable Muslin

Sewing Sunday: Seamwork Astoria (Un)Wearable Muslin

I’m obsessed. This week I’ve been unable to get to sleep two nights out of seven because I just couldn’t stop thinking about sewing. The intricacies of sewing bags, how to get the perfect fit on clothing… it’s driving me bonkers! One pattern that has been haunting my sleep is the Seamwork Astoria, the myriad of mistakes¬†I made when I sewed it up first time around, and how to rectify them next time.

I actually made this top in August, but I have yet to blog about it because I don’t want to admit my mistakes to you all¬†because I’ve been so busy, but the time has come to fess up. Read on to find out how I ruined this lovely pattern…

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