I've been working on some bee blocks. I'm in the Stash Bee for the first time and I'm finding myself a bit overwhelmed. I don't follow patterns often and I'm also finding that my scant quarter inch is a bit off. I blame it on my old machine but maybe it's just me. Feeling a little inadequate! Here is the first block I made:
My real problem here is the seem allowance, I think. The center geese just wouldn't line up! I like the fast flying geese tutorial. It was fantastic but I also feel that something was off when I was cutting those flying geese.
This second attempt is slightly better. I gave it a second go because I thought I would definitely get it the second time, but not so. I'm now done!
Moving on to a more exciting topic. We're going on vacation next Friday! Mexico for ten days. So of course I need new summer clothes. But the stores don't stock summer things this early. So I thought I would whip up a few tops. I love the first one but it's a bit too much like pajamas. I used fabric from my stash so maybe just a bit too pink and glittery! But I'll wear it!
Excuse the phone pic...too lazy to get the "real" camera.
It's a great fit. I made the large version, which was much too large and had to take in the sides. The only thing I change is the facing for the armholes. I didn't use any. I had it sewn on and it looked bulky. So I removed the facing and rolled the fabric as it wanted to do anyhow. I just need to hem it and it's ready to go!
I haven't used a See & Sew pattern before but it looks really easy and was super cheap! This blue t-shirt material is so soft.
Now I need to get back to the bee block that I'm late on!