27.05.16 As with any project, the road to finishing is sometimes bumpy. Measure twice, cut once...wise words, indeed. I warped for the second half of the top at home and did not recheck my measurements. With only inches to finish, I ran out of warp. To save the handspun weft I sacrificed the warp by cutting the piece off the loom and re-winding the handspun onto the shuttles. I called the experience yarn carnage, although the Harrisville sport warp suffered more than the handspun.
I now have the two halves, which are washed and pressed. After sewing the halves together, the neck will need to be marked and cut. While cutting fabric is not a huge undertaking, the placement, stay stitching, and cutting of the neck opening is cringe-worthy. I will go through my patterns and also look at tops from my closet for dimensions. To make a facing, or make binding tape. An old issue of Threads magazine, August/September 1991, has wonderful ideas for finishing techniques on simple shaped garments.
|I am glad to have multiple shuttles.|
|Cutting the warp and re-winding the shuttles.|
|Thrums and waste yarn.|
|The fabric softened and bloomed beautifully. I have to test sew scrap fabric to see if the fabric will smoothly feed through the sewing machine.|