Tuesday, 11 March 2014

New top. New look 6940

This cute top was the second time I made up with the pattern to go with my Raven shorts.
This is the test version using a Charlie Brown remnant knit from Pitt Trading.

I love how this knit has is a bold print in dark colours. A sense of the dramatic maybe. I have a few more pieces to work with :)

I wore this test top for a day and realised the shoulder seams were too short. So a slight shoulder seam adjustment and my usual sway back adjustment is all I had to do to make this top work.
On both of these necklines, I've increased the shoulder seams and made the front and back necklines narrower.

The neckline sits better and there's no neckline gaping. That makes me happy.
Yes I did shorten the length of this top. And I lined the bodice with a mystery white knit fabric.
You can see the sleeve gather detailing better below.
My coverstitch machine found this fabric a bit too thin so I'll have to buy some tear away stabiliser to make sure the stitching catches.
I used 'steam a seam' to stabilise the neckline of the test version. The hems are simply turned under once and sewn.
This is one wearable toile I'll be wearing a bit longer.

18 comments:

Joy said...

This is a very pretty version of the twist top with some nice sleeve details. I especially like the green print with your new shorts!

Velosewer said...

Thanks Joy. I can see you wear this top well too.

beajay said...

Wow - both tops are great. Loving the pattern on the fabric of the test one. Gorgeous.

Lara (thornberry) said...

The tops and the shorts look great. It's so helpful seeing those alterations on the pattern pieces too - thank you!

Lori said...

This is a very pretty version, too. Great new tops for your wardrobe.

Dorothy DotDot said...

It's good that you are wearing the test version as well as it is very pretty. Love the outfit!

Velosewer said...

Happy to help Lara.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Lori.

Velosewer said...

I thought it was worth a shot.

Cennetta said...

I love them tops. Thanks for reviewing this pattern.

prttynpnk said...

Ooh me likey!

Rhonda Buss said...

Great tops and fun prints. You always look great!

Sharon said...

Lovely top and great fabric!

Alex said...

That Charlie Brown fabric is so striking - what a perfect pairing with this pattern!

Velosewer said...

Thanks Sharon.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Alex.

Gail said...

You are building a great summer wardrobe.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Gail.

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