Monday, June 28, 2010
The Beginning of Pink Lipstick Collection M5977
Pink purse Prada (thrifted most likely imitation.)
White sandals Predictions at Payless
Wood bead braclet by my daughter. Thanks baby.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is a top that is in trend right now but is classic enough to add a little fun in years to come. I'll be truth worthy I want to see if I could try the little ruffle thing.
No huge dislikes.
Fabric called for lightweight fabric like crepe de dhine, challis, charmeuse, cotton blend, bastiste and double georgette.
Fabric I used to rebel is an nice Matted Jersey rescued from Goodwill.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Oh dear not a ton but I did have to change things up a bit. First I used a knit fabric. My Matted Jersey was screaming to be made into this blouse. I need to make a narrow shoulder alteration of about 1/2" add 3/8" to the bust and 1/8" to the waist as suggested in Pattern Fitting with Confidence. Upon a paper fit I realized I need to move down the dart 1/2", so out came my Fit for Real People to help get it done. In my test garment I learned that the hem and arm holes stretched. Knowing I need to stabilize the hem I used the interfacing trick found in Easy Guide to Sewing. Luckily I did not need to do a gapping armhole adjustment.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I think this is a well fitting pattern well on its way to becoming a TNT. I can't wait to practice some dart manipulations on this pattern.
Yes this is a great wardrobe builder easy enough for a beginner.
I love this little top and have several plans for additions from this pattern. Joy of all joys my bra straps don’t show, What an add feature.