Saturday, 16 May 2015

Top Up Time


Looking back at my hand made wardrobe I realise that it's mostly made up of dresses and skirts so I thought it was about time to top up on my tops. In an effort to do some stashbusting I dragged out this blue cotton with little hearts on it from my fabric pile, matched it with New Look 6808 from my pattern stash, and voila ...


New Look 6808 is an easy pattern with some cute little collar variations. I actually meant to sew the View C collar but I wasn't paying attention that day and sewed the facing onto the neckline before I realised that I should have attached the collar first. By this time I had already trimmed the seams so I ended up having to go with the plain neckline instead.


I didn't really have too many fitting issues which is nice. I made a size 10 grading to size 12 at the hips. I did my usual swayback adjustment and took out a couple of centimetres from the neckline to stop it from gaping.


The only other change I made was to use an invisible zip instead of a lapped zip. It took me about 4 hours to put together which makes it a nice quick and easy project. I'll definitely try and make View C next time and remember to read the instructions properly!



7 comments:

  1. Lovely! I need to make more tops too. I bet this one will come in very handy! love your sunglasses too! Xx

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    1. Thanks Ree, it was a gorgeous sunny day!

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  2. This is gorgeous, the colour is lovely and I bet it goes with lots of others things. I could do with making more tops too!

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    1. Thanks Lynne, I've got a couple more to post about soon, they're a nice quick make and handy for the wardrobe too.

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  3. Gorgeous! That's a great colour on you, abd the glasses are fab. I know what you mean about sewing habits - I seem to have made nothing but coats and jackets, and now I hardly have any skirts.

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    1. Yes, but they are rather fabulous coats and jackets!

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