This top has been in the makings for a looong time.
It has been finished for a few weeks now. I just kept misplacing my camera, then I had to get batteries, you know how those things goes. But here it is now. The top is taken with a pair of jeans that I finished about four or five days ago. I am entering those into a contest that I will talk about later.
This shot is the side showing the band. I thought I had a picture of the front but it must have been deleted. I may post it later. I have forgetfulitis.
I like the top quite well even though I did not use the material called for it. I used a hot pink less-stretchy type cotton twill with black and tonal stripes. It was originally supposed to be made into a skirt but I really wanted to make this top in hot pink and this was the only hot pink fabric I had at the time.
Here are a few more shots. No, I did not make the gray pants. If you could get close up, you can see that the pants are gray with tonal and black pinstripes and, of course the top is hot pink with tonal and black stripes. I like that together. I’m told I have no style….what everrrr.
Looking at my daughter change the tv to iCarly then hide the remote. ….Kids are smart. You can see the wonky here.
About to fall in the first one. Second view is semi-back.
Just a lighter shot of one the previous ones.
Hopefully I will remember to post a front view.
UPDATE: HERE’S THR FRONT VIEW.
Here is the PR review:
From the pattern pack: Misses knit tops. Easy.
Sizes 6 through 16. I cut the 12 in view B.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except for my changes on the sleeves and neckline.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I don't know because I didn't look at them. This blouse is pretty straight forward. I only had to refer to the picture to know there were gathers in the neckline because I didn't pay attention to the pieces while cutting them out. (I was wondering why the neckband wouldn't match with the neck and sleeve edges.)
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Honestly, I don't know why in particular I like this pattern. I just do. Not to mention, the style (I made, IMO) looks good with a great pair of jeans, adorned with boots or some bad heels. The only thing I do not like about this pattern is the fact I don't know why I do like it. I know, I know...
I don't know. It look and feel as if it's a twill with a bit of stretch. It is hot pink and has hot pink tonal and black stripes. Originally, I was going to use the fabric for a skirt but I saw this pattern that I had tucked away for a while and the two just looked right for each other. So they made a friendship.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made no alterations but I did change the sleeves to a straight sleeve at the last minute. I wanted to do a placket with snaps but couldn't find my snap tool, so I self-lined the sleeves and left off the elastic. They are more bell shaped.
I also left the front and back neck top parts ungathered and gathered all the fabric to the sleeve caps. It makes the neck line a bit wonky but I know it is because of the weight of the fabric pulling to each side. Maybe in the future I will take it a loose and redo it the right way. I didn't use a knit but a fabric with only a slight stretch.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will. And I may make it a little longer for a dress that I may wear some jeggings with. I would recommend this to others because I have already done. My sister wants one now. But she is a sewer so she can do it. She's a beginner, but this pattern is so easy, she can do it.
I should have used the fabric the pattern calls for because the stretch was not enough to accommodate the lower band to the bottom of the top. It's a bit snug but it will do. It actually holds the post baby(S) bump(S) in, so I'm not complaining! And since it's inconspicuous, it's no biggy.
Sorry for the crappy photos...Until later, Schey