I know I haven't posted in well over a month, but that's just a sign of the time of year. Yes, things get crazy in December. I did manage to do a little sewing but I didn't get any pics. Everyone in the family got jammie pants and I repaired my stepson's snowmobile cover. That counts, right?
Anyway I went to the fabric store to buy another ruler cutting guide this week and I saw this purple knit faux leather that I just had to have. I could immediately see it as contrasting sleeves on a (what else) New Look 6735. I wasn't even deterred when I read the label that said hand wash only. I took in the top a bit in the sleeves and the bodice because I keep finding my tops are stretching out after being washed once or twice. The bodice is actually a much nicer fabric than what I usually buy so that may not be a problem here but I took it in anyway. It looks great in the front, although it shows my bra lines in the back. Hmph. Oh well. The other change I made was to narrow the neck opening by half an inch on either side. When I was planning it I thought that more coverage would be appropriate with a tighter top.
And I WILL hand wash it. As much as I love this trend I already have a tee in my closet with faux leather sleeves.
This one came from the Bay. It has been washed twice. It's now unwearable. I checked the label and it says machine wash on gentle cycle in cold water and dry flat. Well I'm sure I just washed it as normal, and not with good results.