Saturday, July 31, 2010

My New Top

This is my new top that I made this afternoon/evening. I had cut it out in June & had set it aside. It is kind of weird since the front is cut on the bias & the back is on the straight of grain. The front has 3 pleats on each side of the cowl neckline & gathers across the middle back. The yoke on the back is fully lined but the armhole openings, front neckline, & hem are just folded over & stitched. The pattern was rated easy but the instructions were somewhat wonky so I just made it my way. The fabric is poly/lycra jersey from Jo-Ann Fabrics. My daughter liked it but hubby thought it was too snug. Maybe it would have fit a little better if I had used a 16 from the armholes down. I made it by straight size 14. All in all, I think it will be a cute top for these hot summer days.


Lori said...

Very cute top, great fabric.

Beth H said...

I think it's cute, Marty.

I believe you've had a haircut since the last photo I've seen of you. Looks good!

Anonymous said...

Marty, it is a cute top, and you made it in one day's time. I haven't reached that point in my sewing skills, yet, but figure I will...eventually...:D

Also, I don't mean to sound mean, but I do agree with your husband; it is too snug...across the bust. Where the fabric stretches, there, it calls attention to that area.