We've had a busy summer: a wedding in California, visiting family, meaning Jakob of course, and having computer issues, all of which pushed blogging to the bottom of the list. I did do a little sewing after the wedding outfit and spent a lot of time cleaning up the sewing room, moving summer fabrics into the closet, moving fall fabrics out and planning my fall sewing.
I made the ubiquitous Vogue 1250 like so many others. The biggest issue I encountered with this was getting it enlarged to fit my hips and then getting it to fit on the fabric. I ended up cutting it on the cross grain. If I make this again I think I'll resort to creating a side seam.
To refresh your memory, this is what it looks like on the tall, skinny model,
Description: V neck knit top with center front and back seams. The cf is gathered to a facing piece at the bust and then sewn together. I didn't make an fba on this.
Fabric: A rayon knit from Mood that was printed and then overprinted(the black) to make a border print along one edge. I again resorted to cutting it on the crossgrain. I did not buy enough to put the print at the top as I originally planned, but this worked out well.
Instructions: Minimal, but this is so easy they are fine.
Pattern alterations: all I did was to shorten this a bit.
This is an easy top and comfortable to wear. The neckline is a bit low, but my bust is low so there's not a lot of cleavage showing. I am comfortable with this, but if your bust is higher or you don't like low necklines, I'd consider raising it a bit.
If you live in the southern hemisphere, I'd really think about making not only the top but the dress. Perfect pattern for hot summers.
This is what I was working on
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