Work’s been crazy for weeks and weeks now. It’s really frustrating because I got a bunch of new patterns, lots of pretty fabrics but I just don’t have enough time to sew. I was able to almost finish one dress, a Wiksten Tova but just as I was about to attach the collar pieces – I realized I must have thrown them with all the rubbish. Ugh. And so I thought I’ll take a break from the Tova and try to make a Megan Nielsen Briar shirt. I’ve never tried sewing with knits before but I researched a lot before I started and got myself a jersey needle, twin needle and a walking foot.
I didn’t want to cut my original Briar paper pattern though so one weekend I got myself tracing papers in Chinatown. The shop’s name is Lye Nai Shiong #02-1018A at People’s Park and 50 pieces of A1 size (almost same size as the pattern) tracing papers was just 8 dollars! The tracing was quite fun, I traced the Briar last Saturday at work (I was only doing support so as long as there no issues inside the tunnel I can trace all day but we had lots of issues so only the Briar got traced).
After work, my friend Anet asked me to meet her at People’s park Chinatown for some good old therapeutic fabric shopping and of course I said yes! A few Singaporean sewing bloggers like sewconvert always mention Thye Guan Textile #02-1006 for knits and jerseys so I really wanted to have a look. (I tried to go there before on a Sunday but they were closed)
And finally, I got to patch the square pocket last night! It was originally the curved pocket but I just got so fed up from using the seam ripper so square it is. I hope to finish the neck binding tonight. 🙂