This is my first top for my JCC.
Pattern Description: Misses pullover knit tops. I made view E; short-sleeved kimono style top.
Pattern Sizing: 4-20. I made size 10 straight out of the envelope and it fitted perfectly.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I read through them, but didn't follow them exactly. The top is pretty easy to put together.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like everything about this pattern: the kimono sleeves, the fitted bodice.
Fabric Used: Red matte jersey.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Pattern alterations: As far as sizing is concerned, I made no alterations. Size 10 fitted me perfectly. What a pleasure!
I reduced the SA to 0,7cm because I was short on fabric. I left the 3,2cm hem allowance but only made 0,7cm hem. I found the top to be too short for my figure. I'm short-waisted with D-cup and I find longer tops more flattering.
I also shortened the neck band by about 2cm for snugger fit.
As for the construction, I sewed the entire top with my SM. MY serger refused to cooperate on this project so I used my trusting SM. Even if my serger did cooperate I would have sewn the back seams with my SM. I found that if you use your SM and press the seams open, you get more polished and less bulky seam.
I used a seam-a-steam alternative on sleeve hems. I found it at my local shop and I decided to try it. I'm satisfied with the results.
See the Stitcher's Gulid page on my monitor :-)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes!
Conclusion: This top is a wonderful addition to any wardrobe. You can dress it up or down, wear it with dressy pants or a pair of jeans. I definitely recommend it!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
This is my first top for my JCC.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
This will be a short entry.
Unfortunately, I haven't done any sewing. I had to work Saturday, so I only had Sunday left for relaxation and hobbies.
I finally decided on the plan for the June Capsule Contest.
Patterns from left to right:
Burda WOF 5/08 #103
Patrones n.241 (February 2006) Chind trousers
All patterns for tops are traced and cut.
All fabrics are washed.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
... by Marita at Paradise for Me
1. What was I doing ten years ago?
Ten years ago I was 18 (I feel so old now) and was studying for final exams to finish the Grammar School. That was also the first and the last summer that I had whole 3 months of pure freedom with no exams and no serious job. Those were the days.
2. What are 5 things on my to do list today ?
Today's an easy day. I'll go to lunch with my BF. Later in the evening I have to do some studying for my exam on Wednesday. I still have to finalize my pattern choices for the June Capsule contest.
3. Snacks I enjoy?
Fruit, dried fruit (I *love* raisins), nuts, wholewheat bread with cheese or tzatziki spread (yummy). And the not so healthy snacks: chocolate in any form.
4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire?
Travel the world. Buy a house with a huge walk-in closet and a pool. Fill the closet with designer clothes and shoes. Buy a small weekend house in Greece.
5. Places I have lived ?
I've only lived in Slovenia.
6. What type of work have I done?
At the post office counter
On the phone company's info hotline (for years)
As a simultaneous translator in the chiropractor's office
Now: as a merchendiser and window-dresser.
7. 6 peeps I want to know more about?
Everybody I want to tag has already been tagged....