Friday, 25 February 2011

Dress or top? B5562 view D

I'm so pleased this top has recently been reviewed by Shannon, Lori, Sharon and Amanda. All of their reviews were very helpful, so this is my last fabric stash contest entry on PR review.


 

This grey version is a toile. I used the medium size and the fabric is a medium weight poly/wool/spandex blend knit. It has two-way stretch and I inserted elastic in the seam casing on the shoulder wrap piece. I found the fit needed lots of slivering off, so the next version is a small. The sleeves were too wide as Shannon found so I've taken out three inches out of the wrist width to the elbow.

The grey fabric was bought from Pitt Trading in San Souci early last year, in the hope of making into something last winter. It's now coming to the states with me today, in my hand luggage.


The second version is still view D but a dress and is the small size. The shoulder wrap piece is still the same length but I've placed the gathers above the bust point.


The fabric was bought from knitwit early last year and I'm actually stoked that I've now ploughed through each piece I bought at the time.
So now my sewing machine is taking a break while I fabric shop next week.
Cheers and bubbles everyone.

7 comments:

Gail said...

Wow that red dress is really nice. see you at guild.

Faye Lewis said...

Love the top, but the dress is especially striking.

MushyWear said...

These are fantastic! The slimmer sleeve really looks good doesn't it? You found a groovy knit for the dress! I love it. Have a wonderful time on your trip!!!

Aminat said...

Love both the top and the dress, really love the dress print...Great job on both

Sheila said...

Lovely top and the dress looks fantastic on you. Have a great vacation.

Rosy said...

Beautiful both! Especially print dress, perhaps even more cheerful and fun, but the gray is very elegant. Enjoy your holiday!

Sharon said...

That's so cute to turn it into a dress! I wouldn't have thought about that - and its adorable!

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