Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Top #1 0

In the interest of full disclosure, I actually made this top last summer but I didn't finish it until last night. It's New Look pattern 6483, a really easy straightforward top. I don't like armhole and neckline facings (or rather, last summer I didn't like them), and I wanted it fully lined. Whoa! Big mistake.

I added a little tuxedo-styled ruffles down the front out of an Amy Butler print. Just for some fanciness, plus the colors are very complimentary.

I got stalled on the whole turning-the-lining-on-a-sleeveless-top thing. I still don't understand it despite having a sewing neighbor pantomime what I need to do with the actual top in hand, and reading online tutorials on how to do it. I still don't get it. So I hand-stitched the lining together at the shoulder seams lsat night and called it done.


P.S. I know what you're thinking. "Does she own an iron?" Yeah, I do. But at 7:45 in the morning it wasn't a top priority.

**Post-post edit: I just read the rules for the 2010 Spring Top Week entries and the tops must be made after March 1. I changed the title of this post to reflect that this is not going to be Spring Top #1. Which is cool cause it's not really entry-worthy anyway, y'know? Carry on.**


  1. Gorgeous! It looks great on you!

  2. looks great! btw, do you ever get stopped and asked about your creations? do you say, well thanks, i made it myself!!! you are so talented!!! (i'm jealous)

  3. Love the little print you used for the ruffle.

  4. Hi Heather! Thanks for your lovely comment. I have no bloody idea how to sew the armholes when you've lined something. I always THINK I've got my head around it... then I sew it up and realise that I've sewn some labyrinthine thing where you can't turn it the right way round. I just sew the lining in at the neck and hand sew the armholes. Too hard otherwise!