Thursday, February 21, 2013

Take a Look At The New Top I Sewed This Week!

I worked on a new top this week.  I like this style on me, I think it is slimming.  I did some adjusting and sewed it out on a cheaper knit that I got at JoAnn's.  This was sort of my muslin.  If it didn't fit, then I wasn't out much money.  It did turn out cute and I liked my little knit material.  I turned the top and back yoke in the diagonal direction to give it a little more contrast.  What I wasn't thinking when I bought this material was that I would have to match it!  Something else I wasn't planning on.

It does still need one tiny adjustment, I noticed when I tried it on that it falls forward just a hair on my shoulders.  I will have to make that adjustment and then it will be ready for the really pretty red knit fabric that I am going to make another one out of.  This pattern is Vogue V8816 if anyone is interested in making this.  It is an unusual pattern and I had to stop and look it for the longest time to see how to adjust it.  I always have to take in the yoke because I am small across the shoulders.  I even called the company and they would not help me at all.  They said they don't tell how to make adjustments, and they told me to just make a muslin.  I thought they might give me a little guidance, but I guess not. 

Here is my cute little summer top!  Let me know what you think, and if you decide to make one, I can help you with any questions.  Thanks, Cindy


Becky said...

Hi Cynthia!
I LOVE your blouse you just made! I hope you will post photos when you get your red one done too! I am starting to do more and more clothes in similar styles, and discovered I really love the empire waist blouses like this. Thank you for sharing!

Cynthia Dickerson said...

Thank you Becky,
This went together very fast once I did the little alternations that I needed. This does look cute and you should definitely make one!


Eileen said...

Cute top! But I want to thank you for the video on removing serger stitches. I've accidentally done this before, but didn't know what I did or how to do it again. So thank you for making it crystal clear!

Cynthia Dickerson said...

Your very welcom Eileen! Glad to help! Cindy