Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday was Sewing Day

At last some sewing for me!

I am not usually that big on sewing clothes for myself - I am always hypercritical of the result and what looks good on the pattern and in my head does not always end up looking great on the bod.

But I have been wanting to make this since I first saw the pattern and fabric.


And no I didn't suddenly get lovely legs like the model on the pattern but I was pleased with the result and can see this pattern being something I would make again.


Before I talk about the pattern - I would just like to say the marks in the photo are not from a dirty wall or mirror but an old mirror in the bathroom - I do sometimes do housework!

The pattern went together well.  I would make the placket slightly shorter (maybe an inch) there is slightly more cleavage than I would want showing in this top.

Also I would recommend you take your time with the bias binding on the neckline and buy a bias tape maker.  I rushed mine because I could see the finish in sight and I could have done a better job.

The Nani Iro is a double gauze and is beautiful to wear and washes like a dream.  I have used it before for a top for Miss M and it looks as good as when it was made :).  The trick is to iron it before you sew as it can move on you when cutting.  Plus if you make a mistake it is a pig to unpick, not that I would know :0).

I hope you had a great weekend.


4 comments:

Craftysquirrel said...

Love the fabric and the pattern, I have a similar one which I put a singlet under as a bit low , yours would look good for cooler weather this way too.

Gill said...

Great top and I love the fabric too but like you and craftysquirrel I'd find the neckline a bit low!!

Gill said...

Great top and I love the fabric too but like you and craftysquirrel I'd find the neckline a bit low!!

glitz said...

Very nice! It reminds me of the cotton top you gave me for my birthday :)