Thursday, June 5, 2008

Project #1 Complete

Finally it's done! I haven't quite decided whether I'm going to put the trim under the bust line or not. For right now I'm just going to think about it. This top was a lot harder than I thought it would be, and trying to fit it as I sewed was a nightmare. In the end it turned out OK, but if I were to make it again I would modify some things (famous last words of every seamstress!) I've learned a lot making this shirt. First that my skills are very rusty, and secondly I have a lot to learn especially when it comes to pattern adjustments/fitting. I'm going to wear this tonight while I ponder my next project. Maybe a dress (that's not too fitted!).


MsMica...Sewnista in the making said...

Excellent job... on the dress AND the dressform...ha!
thanks for the tip about the Kenmore machines at Sears... I'm going on a quest to fine a replacement machine of my own this weekend and i think i might add Sears to the list.

Melissa said...

Nice work on the top! I just picked up this pattern for 99 cents on sale at one of the fabric stores in town (when they're on sale like that I can afford to just buy things on a whim) and found your blog linked from the evaluation you wrote on

I'm so glad you made the comments you did, because I'm a bit on the busty side myself and wasn't certain if I'd wind up with anything that fit all right on my first go-around. Thanks for the remarks about sizing and ease - it helps, since Butterick is annoying and I haven't found where they ever tell you the actual finished measurements of the garment.

Kat said...

This is such a cute top! I love this style and you should wear this top with pride. I have a BWOF with a top very similar in style to this one and wanted to make it maybe two summers ago??? And here it is 2008 and I haven't made it. So many patterns, so little time.