No it's not a tutorial. I just thought I'd share with lots of pics. Cuz that's how I
I looked for fabric in my stash. I only buy sale fabric. I was surprised to see how many sale fabrics I bought in the greeny blue hues! LOL!
I could have used 6 fabrics to be super creative. I settled on 4.
The dot fabric was a birthday gift from Kitty. When it's my birthday, Tom takes the 4 teens to Walmart and I suggest they buy things I need like 2 yards fabric, buttons. Then they surprise me! LOL!
I used most of the dot fabric on Kitty's up-cycled clothes. (a past post) But I had enough for this top too!
And...........I hacked it. I think that's a young people term? (I'm not sure I like the term hack, let's say I adjusted it to my style.) My maternal Grandma never changed or adjusted a pattern. Everything was made exaaaaaaactly as the pattern. I grew up thinking THIS was the law!
I love her 3 piece bodice too.
I like the bottom band strip too.
Altho I do not like my clothes that form fitting.
On my Croquis I just checked off my priorities. I wasn't really
To be honest I was nervous.
Should I do this in muslin first?
I haven't sewn a pattern from a new designer in yeeeeeeears!
Am I doomed? ACK!
This started to wane my enthusiasm. :o(
I chose to do both tops in one!!
I tilted the front piece at an angle, instead of lining the whole front piece straight along the fold. (make sense?)
I cut the front to size 28, largest size. I wanted it to be "roomy". I needn't have worried about that. Cashmerette patterns are very close to size. Next time I'd cut it to a size 22 to give me the "room". I normally wear a size 20 pattern.
I don't know what that dot on the left is, it was on the camera lense not the fabric.
The back band was a bit longer and ruffled a bit more.
I wish I'd used contrasting dot fabric on the sleeves instead of green leaves.
At this point I was nervous.
Should I do a FBA? (full body adjustment- I just learned about those too!)
Should I get my rulers and copy paper and "draw" this pattern out better instead of cutting it out by the seat of my pants??
Nah. (LOL!) That's not how I
At this point I was losing motivation. Giving myself pep talks about how this was going to be fine.
And napping since I'm not 100%. :o(
Happy Creating!!! ((((HUGS))) God Bless!