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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Some New Tops!

The next few posts will be the same except for the garment! LOL! I had a marathon photo-taking session today. And Wilson the cat photobombed them all!

I am combining these as 1) I've made them before (though it was awhile ago and I'm not sure they were even blogged and 2) I have a serious backlog.

First up was Vogue 8597. I made this before in an ITY but t was a little too polyester-y. I tried wearing it a couple times but ultimately tossed it. When I pulled this fabric out (scored during my trip to Fabric Mart) I decided it wasn't right for the Simplicity "Toaster" sweater, but that it would be perfect for some drapey top pattern.

I had previously sewn this with a 14 neckline/shoulder and 16 for the rest. This time, I used a straight 14 with my cheater FBA and I sewed the raglans at 1/2".
You recognize that smug grin that says, "OMG I LOVE THIS!" :)
and: my butt looks super awesome!!!

I REALLY LIKE IT! I've worn this a couple times since I finished it. I love the fit, the color, the cowl/collar...I do not like my crappy hems. This fabric cut, sewed and serged so well...but hemming it was a chore. I tend not to get too bogged down with that sort of thing though because, while it really bothers me initially, I seriously NEVER notice it when I wear the garment.

The outtakes...1) because IDK what is happening with that stance/expression on the right! and 2) I am always holding my feet some way other than just flat on the floor. LOL! 
Every pic is something different.

Next up is a long-awaited version 2 of McCall's 6796. I believe this fabric came from my trip to Kokoon (a local fashion designer who opened up her fabric stash to us!). I was excited about the color and the ribbing but it wrinkles like crazy!!!  

I cut a size 14 with a 1/2" FBA (no dart). I really like the overall fit through the shoulder and bust. I will say, I was laying around today and had a "OMG I need to get pics taken!" (day 5 of my time off so yeah...waited until the last minute). And I have on my casual-around-the-house-bra. And then, while taking the pics I "found" my bras! Hahahaha!!!


They were on this drying rack that is sitting on the box that my (pretty) light fixture is in. I have had some issues with the management here and have only been here since the end of June. I didn't want to ask yet if I could swap out the light. Maybe next year :-p

When I finished it, I realized I needed to take it in a bit. It was very boxy and I didn't remember the first one fitting that way...but also that was 2013/2014 so...I took it in about 1/2" through the waist tapering to nothing at the underarm and hem (I had coverstitched the hem and wasn't going to take it out).
Originally I was going to make it sleeveless because the fabric is pretty translucent and I figured it'd be a layering piece. But the sleeves fit slim enough that it should still be okay.

I like it better tucked in and when I styled it, I really liked it! 

Lastly (whew!), *I* refashioned something!! :gasp:

I've made quite a few versions of M6612 and had this one in the donate pile. And then I saw someone with a burnt orange top and was like, I need a top that color!!! And there it was! Once I shortened it, I loved it again! The side seams flare out just a tad but I can live with that.

My feet! LOL!!!!!!

Still left to review:
Butterick 6464
Simplicity 8529
Another(!) reworked M6612 (just a tad)

WIP:
Butterick 6378

I'm thinking I'm going to move on to my two cream/off white items after I finish this Butterick blouse.  I have a very busy work schedule for the next few weeks so we'll see how it goes! 



23 comments:

  1. Great tops! And I thought that I was the only one with a serious blogging backlog - in my case - I'm seriously considering just forgetting the stuff from summer - seems rather weather inappropriate.

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    1. Thanks Irene! Hahaha! It is so easy to get behind. I really try to blog everything though because I use my blog as a reference for projects!

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  2. Great tops, thanks for sharing.
    I have a few backlog things too, some too late now as they were for others and gone.

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    1. Thanks Ruthie!
      Now THAT I always have trouble with--getting gift pics before they're gifted!

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  3. That was a top palooza! All are really nice and I’m glad you reclaimed the orange one. I know what you mean about pictures. Normally I don’t mind much but lately I’ve just felt like sewing.

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  4. I need more tops like yours! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  5. vERY NICE TOPS. And I think the feet are cute, like they're ready to begin dancing!

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    1. Thanks! And good point! I often "hear music" when no one else does :)

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  6. You have been busy. I like all the tops, they took comfy! I am glad you refashioned your dress,though I liked the dress! I have similar fabric that I am looking to sew soon. We visited family out of town last week for Thanksgiving, so no sewing since my last post.

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  7. I REALLY like the Vogue tops, but all of them are great! This post is why I love to sew! You have so many custom tops now that fit you beautifully!

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  8. What a lovely line-up of tops. Inspiring.
    I do have a backlog too. Making photos in this time of the year is so difficult. You did a great job getting it done :).

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    1. Thanks Sigrid! It is SO tough once the sun starts to go down in the middle of the afternoon practically!

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  9. Right up my alley cause you know I'm a tops girl. Great job!

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  10. So cute! Everything looks like it will go so well with all the other things you've been making lately. And yay refashion! I've done that a few times with unsuccessful dresses and it's great to save a project that way.

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    1. Thank you!

      So surprised that I’ve never done it before!!

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  11. Lovely tops, but I have to say, those muted colors are not my favorite.
    Just a little pop of color (like the blue beads you are wearing with the light gray top), really bring your pretty face back to life :)

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    1. Aww thank you!

      I really like them but also think it’s mostly mental. Winter is so long and dark and grey that wearing too much color feels very out of place. :)

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  12. I agree! My warmer wardrobe is so much more colorful than the winter one!

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