Saturday, 24 January 2009

Fabric stash #4 - summer silk McCalls 5050

I bought this fabric on sale a Tessuti's a couple of years ago and I easily made it into a top. French seams are a must but the fabric is so soft, making the top is just so enjoyable to do.
Don't get me wrong, it's not smooth sailing because the last time I made up this top, I placed elastic on the sleeve so I automatically did the same to this top and the effect was useless.
The top of sleeves didn't match to the top of the front and back views so I breathed deeply and used my scissors to make them match.
The fabric needs very little ironing and I used see-through elastic on the waistline and neckline. Again, I had to be courageous when I placed the wider elastic directly on the waistline. I also had to adjust the neckline elastic so that the neckline fell nicely on me decolletage.
It's steaming hot outside so I'm happy to stay inside with the aircon and sew a few nice summer pieces for the fabric stash contest.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

That looks so cool and floaty, well done. We "cooked" in Swansea yesterday LOL.

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