Sunday, 9 November 2008
Monday, 3 November 2008
My idea was to make a short sleeve, formfit/casual dress - not sure about the length as yet.
If this doesn't work, I'll still be able to make some fitted tops or a top with a twist - Kwik Sew 3378.
The fabric is from Pitt Trading and I've been wanting to make it into something useful but feminine. Next I'll try to add elastic on the sleeve, just above the elbow, to keep the waist slightly defined.
The side seams have french seams, clear elastic is used in the neckline casing but after unsuccessfully trying shirring elastic in the waist, I settled for more clear elastic. I've got some pale pink ribbon that the I might try along the neckline.
The biggest decision was how to finish the seams, hems and neckline because of the fine fabric. It works.
Sunday, 2 November 2008
After unpicking the sleeves, underfacing, elastic in the front waistline and shoulder seams, I:
- took off 2cm from the shoulder seams
- added clear elastic in the neckline edge, turned it over once and then straight stitched
- sewed on the sleeves and finished the side seams
- added three rows shirring elastic on the waistline.
Now this top works for me. I just couldn't throw this top out because it's a great colour.
The fitting advice came from my sewing mates a couple of weeks ago.
Thanks ladies :)
I can now see that if you have a small cup size, this top can really help you make more of what you've got.