Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I started and finished this top this evening. Another 2 hour max adventure. I am still in need of a bra to wear with all these tops! This is Ottobre 02/2009 #8 (a sundress). In the magazine the model is wearing the top over leggings. After I made it up the length of the pattern, I realized that it was just too long. As a sundress, this would have been a sack on me. Shortened as a top I like it. I just wish I had figured that out before I wasted so much fabric!! This top has ties that tie on the shoulder. A tie strap goes through a casing in the front and back. This was really easy to sew up and I think it turned out pretty cute. I usually shy away from sleeveless tops because of my fat arms, but this summer I am going for it! I got this fabric in my last shipment from the evil fabric queen. Are you a part of the fabric coop? If not, you need to go join over at the yahoo group fabrics & notions. I get 95% of my fabric over there. Unfortunately, there are so many cute fabrics that you tend to overbuy. The way it works is Ressy puts up a picture album or description of some fabrics. You put in your order, then she orders it up. It is delivered to her, cut by her, then shipped out to you by her. Her pricing is better than most places and she gets things that you just don't find anywhere else. The only drawback is that you don't get what you order for a month or two. That isn't an issue with me since I have purchased so much that my stash has taken on a life of its own! I have plenty to choose from no matter what the season! My problem is that I tend to overbuy!! I get in my head that if I don't get it that I may never get a chance to again! Oh well! I wasn't sold on this fabric for this top, but after it was completed I am pretty happy with it. I think it would look nice with some black capris or shorts. I had orginally envisioned this would be a skirt.....except I don't wear skirts! It has a crinkle to it and a little bit of stretch. It is a soft knit on the inside. Alright, I think I have written more than enough about this top! Catch you later!
Posted by judy at 9:31 PM