Friday, November 13, 2009

Ahh, Sewing Again.

It was nice to sit down in front of my sewing machine again. I missed it. After making about a dozen garments over the summer, I took a break from sewing. That doesn't mean I wasn't thinking about sewing, I was. I traced out a couple of things which I may or may not get sewn and rearranged my fabrics in several different combinations while thinking about the next mini-wardrobe I plan to sew.

The top I finished is a knock-off from a Coldwater Creek top that I blogged about in my last post. I think it came out pretty close. I did manage to make the neckline almost too low and will have to alter that next time I make up this pattern. Click on the photos to get a closer look.

To make the v-neckline, I made a facing, then marked the shape I wanted. Since this is a poly jersey, I decided not to interface the facing since I wanted it to have all the movement and stretch of the rest of the top.


Once I trimmed the v-neck stitching, turned it and gave it a good press, I laid the inset on top of the facing and using my coverstitch machine, stitched around the edge of the V and around the edge of the facing, securing the inset. A glue stick came in very handy for this part of the project.

I'm not an expert cover stitcher by any means, and the corners could use some work, but I think it turned out pretty nicely. The only real problem was at the bottom of the V where one of my coverstitch needles fell off the blouse and stitched only on the inset. I don't mind my sewing mistakes nearly as much as I used to and this one is so minor that I decided to just leave it.

I like this top a lot and will probably make a few more, with a more appropriate neckline, of course.

18 comments:

  1. I think this is awesome! I want to copy it, so it will have to go into my sewing queue ...

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  2. Sherril, you look very pretty, stylish, "young", "with it"... You Goooo, Gal!!
    Soft H1N1 elbow hug,
    Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

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  3. I really like this top on you, the fit is nice! Yay for sewing again!

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  4. Your top looks great on you. Nice style. I have to add I just made a Jalie top using the same fabric. I really love this fabric and wish I could acquire some more with the quality of this fabric.

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  5. That's a nice style--the look of a tank or cami without the bulk of one. Great job. Glad you're sewing again.

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  6. This top is very flattering, Sherril. That is a great picture of you. Love the pose ;) .

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  7. I love the fabric, and the style is very flattering. Good job!

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  8. This is a very cute top on you! And you know I love a good knock-off...you should definitely make this again!

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  9. That is really cute and looks great on you! I like the way it appears to be two pieces. I think I'll give that a try sometime.

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  10. Really cute! The colors and print look great on you.

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  11. I love your top. Thank you so much, your timing is great. I've been struggling with a knit fabric. I like the fabric but I need to break up the print going across the front. You have given me the perfect solution.

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  12. Love the fabric and the style. You look great in this. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Very cute top! I am loving your hair too.

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  14. I adore this top on you, Sherril. The colors and style suit you so well, bringing out your lovely dark hair and very pretty eyes.

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