Wednesday, April 1, 2009

My Swap is Almost Complete.

One more top, a shirt , and I'll be finished but I am also working on a black jacket that,together with my black Swap skirt will be part of a little black suit.It will be another extra.

In any case here is another version of Butterick 3030 this time in a slightly stretchy embroidered polyester.



I shaped the sides a bit at the waistline and added bust darts to get a better fit.I find that I can wear this one with or without a hipslung belt which is a look that I love.Oh and I also made it about 5" shorter than the pattern.A long tunic isn't flattering on my 5'4" and not exactly slim body.

I sewed the facings to the outside of the neckline and the cuffs. I used a plain matte satin which didn't want to cooperate so to get a nice neat edge where the topstitching is ,I used organza to face the facing.



Here you see the cuff sewn to the inside of the sleeve and the organza sewn to the edge of the cuff.




The cuff is pressed to the outside of the sleeve.






After pinning, I basted the cuff in place then topstitched.





Because it's white, I can wear this one to work so it fits in very well with the Swap rules.
So Voila! I'm wearing it here with my black skirt.

13 comments:

Paola said...

It´s beautiful and I love the detailsof the sleeves and the neck!
Very spring!

Shannon said...

Great tunic - I love the fabric!

gwensews said...

Pretty top. The fabric looks like it's textured. I like the neckline and the way you've turned the facing to the outside. Nice job!

Claire S. said...

Diana, I love that top especially the neckline & it looks great on you ! I can't wait to see a full pic of your SWAP.

Sew Passionista said...

Thank you for all your comments.I've done the detail of the facings to the outside before but with linen and you can get a nice clean and crisp finish with a natural fiber but it took more work to get this fabric to cooerate.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Diana, you look great wearing your new top. I love this look on you :)

Lindsay T said...

Nice! I want one just like it.

Chris said...

Pretty top, love the fabric. It looks great on you!

Julia said...

I love that you turned to facings to the outside. Looks great on you!!

Julia said...

Yes, sewing is just plain fun!!!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I like your new avatar picture!

Aminat said...

Thank you for your comment, I love your beautiful blouse, the sleeve and neck details are so beautiful. So how do you hem your knit if you don't have a coverstitch?.. As a beginner sewist I just want to be sure of the gizmo before I invest in it.I want a need for it, not just a want.
Have a lovely week....

Pam Marshall said...

I love this top. WOuld not have know it was 3030 by looking.
Great work.