I made a sleeveless top. The pattern I used was the Seamwork Addison top. I had made a toile last weekend and moved the bust darts to follow my bust line. Otherwise the fit was good, the pattern was drafted as a C cup and is loose fitting, so no bust adjustments needed.
Actually, I made one and a half sleeveless tops. I started of with a blue fabric that Richard claims makes him feel dizzy by just looking at it. I rather like it but I guess he has a point. I was nearly finished when I stupidly cut a big long hole in the back (whilst trimming back armhole seams). Not just a straight cut, a proper hole. I don't have enough fabric left to replace the back and will have to research mending strategies at some point. But for now, I stuffed it into the bottom of a bag and hiding it from sight, denying its existence. Poor thing.
Instead, I made a new top with fabric had been feeling neglected in my stash box for a year and a bit. It is such a happy print and makes me want to skip with joy. Just look at the bursts of colour. It is very me.
|Not perfect but not bad for my first ever blouse collar|
The construction of the top was simple but a little strange and involved some head scratching and wondering. At one stage the nearly finished top needs to be rolled up and the roll tucked away from the side to the middle so that the armhole facing and main parts can be sewn together. I can't actually get my head around this, didn't get the point of it and, lazy as I am, I tried to just line right sides up and sew the facing on but then I couldn't turn the top right side out, the top had turned into was some kind of Moebius loop.... and had to rip the seams up again. I followed the instructions from then on.
|I might have to take in the slight armhole gape. Haven't noticed before. Note to self, a little bit of tan would be pretty.|
|Working at home, pretending to be busy... with the webcam!|
|Yes, I am bored. I booked a hairdressers appointment because my hair is once more on the wild side.|
I am really pleased with the top, I am wearing it today even though summer has taken a break this week, it is a bit on the chilly side. I goes well with a cardigan. I have another top ready to sew, it should be a quick make, too. The Seamwork patterns are all designed to be sewn up quickly, which suits me just fine, I like instant or near instant gratification.
Have a wonderful Tuesday! xx