Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Advance 8190 - wrap top and meet up

Thank you for your words of encouragement with my triathlon post. I know it wasn't a sewing post but I thought it was a fun thing to share.

Advance 8190
There are so many steps you can avoid when sewing with knits. No seam finishes, so hemming or just a quick rolled hem on the overlocker.
Anita of Studiofaro had a weekly pattern puzzle of this pattern. At the end of the weekend, she solved the puzzle and posted the instructions to make this top up.
Redpoint Tailor made her wearable version in pink.
I was trying to do a 1950's pose. Oh well...
My work version is made from a grey light-weight knit and I've worn it a wee bit with my self-drafted Veronica skirt by Mercuryhandmade. The wrap band is 20cm wide and its length is twice the fabric width. I think this was a Fabric Store piece. Grey is a my work staple.

Gail of My fabrication has been sewing up a storm with Anita's help too. I've never met Anita  but will be on Sunday 27 October, 2.00pm at the Powerhouse Museum. She put out a call to all sewing bloggers on her facebook page. You don't need to have a blog to join!

18 comments:

Merche Martinez said...

What a lovely and "tres chic" dress. It is a very flattering style on you. Triathlon? I missed that one...off to read all about it!

BeaJay said...

Gorgeous dress. Love the style on you.

gjeometry.com said...

Beautiful dress! I just finished sewing 2 knit dresses in cotton knit, and one of them gave me such trouble. Not easy and breezy the way folks make sewing with knits out to be. I have to look at what that pattern puzzle is, it sounds intriguing.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

What a stunning top that is - very flattering. I love the dolman sleeves - sometimes they can look sloppy, but the proportions on this top are so elegant :)

Louise said...

very nice indeed.

studiofaro said...

The top looks great! And yes because of the colour it does looks like a dress. Looking forward to meeting you finally at the meet-up. Thanks for sharing with your fans. :)

Chris Lucas said...

This looks great on you! Love the sleeves and the color too :)

Kristy said...

Nice top, it goes well with your skirt. Simple lines, but still with a little bit of drama!

Kyle said...

Wow you are back to sewing up a storm! When do you get your course evaluations back? Also meant to say I'm impressed by the small amt of training you did for your tri--a testament to how physically fit you are!

Kirsty said...

Agree with all of the above. The style and proportions are just perfect on you. So very stylish.

Lori said...

This style looks so pretty on you. Another gorgeous job.

RhondaBuss said...

Great style, great color...... great gal!!!!!!

theperfectnose said...

This is beautiful and you look gorgeous in it. The colour, the style and texture of the fabric-perfect.

Gail said...

I think I need one of these. Perhaps you can show me how at our meet up. Looks fantastic with the pencil skirt.

Zoë said...

It's tres chic, great job! Have fun at the meet up. I'm tempted to organise one for us NZ girls :)

Sharon said...

Interesting top and looks great as a dress with your matching skirt. Looking forward to meeting Anita as well.

Jean said...

What an elegant top -- love the sleeves, drape and color. I need one for my wardrobe!

Sheila said...

Love the wrap dress and the fabric and color... just gorgeous.

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