I quickly made this top yesterday, after finishing Assignment #2. (Hooray!) It's another version of Burda 7079. My first version can be found here.
This is the pattern envelope - I used the bodice of dress B as a top pattern - I just added the bottom of top A.
For this version, I cut a smaller size - size 36 instead of 38. This is because for this top I used a much firmer fabric, so in the slightly larger size was going to sit like a box. The first version was a lot more soft and drapey, so the larger size worked well. I wouldn't go any smaller - this top has no opening, and if any smaller, I wouldn't be able to pull it on!
I used a cheap furnishing cotton that I purchased from Spotlight. I frequently check furnishing fabrics "just in case". It was only AU $4.99 a metre.
It's a simple quick make - sew back seam, sew shoulders, sew facings, attach facings, attach sleeves (flat), stitch side seams together, hem.
I chose to add a button at the front slit (which was also shortened a little - I'm uncomfortable with very deep front openings).
I added the button because the fabric has squiggly lines, and doesn't finish symmetrically at the opening - so the button sort of hides that and makes things work.
I'll quickly show you the various views:
|Front - lining the pattern up was a challenge!|
|Side view, which looks quite nice :)|
|Back view - gorgeously squiffy stripes!|
So that's my little holiday top, because I am in the holiday mood. Yes, I am on Semester Break , the second assignment has gone:
(P.S. The total fabric cost was $6.98, so add a bit for thread/interfacing/button so about $10-00)
And so I can catch up on some neglected jobs - and start the next batch of study so it doesn't sneak up on me "undone". (some holiday!) But I am promising myself a sewing day next week.
In other news, another year has gone, which meant another birthday - and I received this lovely gift:
Fabric Sewing Guide, by Claire Shaeffer. I've heard it is an excellent book, and it really is quite comprehensive - I think every fabric known is in there. Some nice evening reading coming up!
Take care everyone, I'm off to do the rounds of your blogs next...
Sarah Liz :)