Lady Liberty

Riding the high of my two handmade shirts, I decided to try my hand at embellishing an otherwise plain tank top. Just jazz it up a bit.

I spotted some Liberty of London bias tape on sale at Yuzawaya and couldn’t pass it up. Normally around 600 yen for 2 meters, it was half price. And I got an additional 30% off but don’t ask me why because I have no idea. When a woman wants to give me money back, I just smile and nod at her.

My face is making a very deer-in-the-headlights sort of expression, and thus the crop.  Perhaps it was because the neighbor was peeking at me, wondering why a strange girl is smiling at her wall.

In truth this project posed a bit of a challenge because I’ve never sewn knit fabrics before. I know you are supposed to zig-zag, turn in a circle, jump up and down and sing a song in order to sew correctly with knits, but in the end it was easier for me to hand stitch. A DVD movie marathon later, I had myself a new tank.

I love the little bit of pizzazz the bias tape gives the tank. It’s not too much color. I know it is summer, but let’s not get crazy!

2 thoughts on “Lady Liberty

  1. You forgot about dancing a jig as well as all the other things to do when sewing with knit. Doesn’t matter – it looks great. Good Job!

  2. Good Job, I like your creativity. The song you need to sing is “Sew, sew, sew your shirt. Gently round the seam. Merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream.” sing to” row,row row your boat”

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