Hmmm, choices, choices! Sit outside in 95 degree weather watching everyone in town or stay home in the cool air conditioning sewing a new top?
Oh I forgot! The parade is televised (although delayed)…my choice is clear! I’m staying home!
So just a few hours was all it took to finish this up and get the pictures taken for you all to see…
Front.. I made the short sleeve version in a size 22. I’m using a light blue and white cotton seersucker and the only alterations I made were to add 2 inches around the bicep (slash and spread) and I tack-sewed in place where the wrap over makes the v-neck (to keep the fabric close to the body when bending over…keeps me from flashing the neighbors if you know what I mean!).
Once I had the sleeves in I chose to roll up (twice) the sleeves so they hit mid arm as opposed to just above the elbow. For some reason I thought this looked more pleasing on me.
The Back is very boxy. The pattern piece does not have any darts or shaping whatsoever so I guess it looks exactly as it was intended. I think next time I’ll add a center back seam and put in a little shaping, especially at the waist, just to curve it in a little to the body.
The shape is very boxy, no?
I thought the bust dart was a little high, so I would most likely lower it (sigh…saga of the sagging bosom, is there any hope for us?). Overall this top is really quite comfortable and even though I made a size 22 the shoulders weren’t too big for me.
Yes, I have very wide shoulders and a broad back.
You know, I’ve been using my new point and shoot camera for these photos and I’m not very happy with the vibrancy and clarity I’m getting. I know I can get some really great pictures from it but I just can’t seam to get the right settings I need…so appologies all around for these not so great photos. I’ll break out the big black monster camera next time!
So what’s next?
I would like to make one or two more summer tops but I’m looking on the calendar and we’ve got a Jimmy Buffett Party to go to in a few weeks and I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR!!! Oh my gosh! I need to make a muumuu or something!
Have a great weekend everyone! I’m off to search for something muumuuey!