Mike left to go sailing today just after 8am, so this gave me an early start in my sewing room. First job was to cut out the extra pattern pieces for the collar stay on Mike's new shirt, construct the cuffs so I could embroider them, and make up the collar and collar stand before leaving for London. This leaves the rest of the construction to be done at the flat.
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I didn't have a lot of fabric to play with because I purchased the end of the roll (after my sister had purchased a metre for herself lol).
So what to sew with this fabric. I immediately saw a top that could work well for evening or day wear, and Diana of Sew SewPassionista by DIANA (check out her blog its great) had made up Vogue 8323. I loved her top, and subsequently purchased the pattern.
Pattern description Knit tops with princess seams and stitched hems. A: sleeveless armholes with bias tape finish. B: cowl collar neckline with below elbow length sleeves. C: scoop neckline with bias tape finish.
I made up view C and this is such a quick top to sew. I think it took me a little over an hour to construct the whole thing - if I factor in the cutting out of the pattern, and fabric, I guess around 1.5 hours in total.
I made a slight change to the pattern instructions, which you really don't need to read, but I did glance at how they finished the neck edge. The pattern calls for bias tape finish, but because I was using the cover-stitch feature of my Babylock Evolution, I just turned under the seam allowance and used a wide cover-stitch. I did the same for the hems.
I have several ideas on how I will wear this (hopefully pictures next weekend). Because the lace is see-through, I will need to wear a camisole underneath - I could wear white, or black or nude to create different looks.
I love my new top. The cost was £2.00 - a bargain.
I did sew up another quick-sew 2948 cardigan just before I left for London, but didn't have time to hem it, or photograph it. I used an ugly fabric (well I think it was an ugly fabric, one man's poison is another man's wine, or perhaps one that someone gave me) and I has turned out lovely. This will be finished and blogged about next weekend when Mike is off sailing AGAIN..............
I hope you have all had a great weekend. Catch you later........