Wednesday, June 15, 2011
a few new tops for me...(yes, more!)
I've been getting so brave with sewing tops for myself. And by brave I mean having too much fun with my elastic, as you'll see. I'm a big fan of the elasticy waistband-gives you somewhat of a shape but is comfy. Gotta love that. This top I made with Prudent Baby's tute, after stumbling across Anna's again. Love hers.
I got me some more voile too! Thanks, Anna for getting me hooked on voile. Is there a 12-step program for voile addicts? I may need one soon. This is Anna Maria Horner's Village Path in Sea-from her Little Folks line. It is amazingly soft and comfortable.
I didn't shirr my waist (zig zag stitched 1/4" elastic on the wrong side) shortened it (obviously) and cut out a slight scoop neck. Other than that, I followed the tutorial pretty closely.
Also, please (pretty please?) ignore my weirdo spastic faces in these. Sadly, these were the best of the bunch, which is why my face is plain old cropped out of the next pic.
I made this top from a pattern in the book Sew-U (a built by Wendy book), a book all about sewing with knits! It's the only thing I've tried so far from the book (a Christmas gift...I know, sad that I'm just cracking it open now) but there are lots of fun ideas and I have another 4 yards of this knit, so I may be wearing it a lot in the near (and far) future.
It's comfy and although I need to practice more with my sewing, the fit is good and again with the elastic waist! Well, in my defense, it's the only thing that gives me any kind of a waist. (I was born waist-less, did you know that? It's a bummer of a birth defect)
Anyways-I'm building up my courage for a dress. We'll see...