Monday, July 12, 2010

This and That

This week, I'm feverishly working on the dress for my son's wedding on Aug.1st.. If you remember,a few weeks ago,I said I was using Vogue 1182.

So far,I've altered the pattern,( an FBA and a sway back adjustment),I made a mock-up,raised the neckline about 3/4 of an inch,and have cut the dress and have put it together enough to know that it's a good fit and I love it.When I finish it, I'll give you a few details about the alterations I made. Hopefully,I'll help someone else with this rather difficult pattern.

Tonight,I thought I'd show you a new version of V1109 by Sandra Betzina which I made back in May and never got around to posting it. .

This time I used a cotton knit denim which was advertised as "leggings knit denim" It is a substantial weight but not too heavy for this style.

Although it doesn't show up well in the photos,I sewed double rows of red top stitching to outline all the seams using a double needle to maintain the stretch of the garment..

I cut a size D this time because when I made this version,I found it to be a little too form fitting.

I think my favorite part of this top is the sleeve.I love the way they look and feel when I'm wearing it.

Here it is and for once I managed to end up with a photo that shows the colour well.

Here I have it on with the white denim skirt from my last post but I have to say,it's much too hot to dress like this right now.

I hope you are all having a great weekend so far, and please check back with me in a few days and I'll show you my mother-of-the-groom dress.


Anonymous said...

That's a really interesting sleeve design. I don't remember that pattern of hers. But it looks good on you!

Connie Bontje said...

That is a great top! Good luck with the dress- and the wedding!

gwensews said...

That looks like quite a complicated top, and I am wondering where one can make fit alterations. It looks wonderful on you, but agreed, too hot for this time of year. But, in the fall, it will be perfect!

Vicki said...

Nice outfit! Looking forward to seeing the dress :)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your top and skirt look wonderful. Where did you get the fabric for the top?
Yes definitely too hot for sleeves now :) but it will be perfect for our cooler weather.

Can't wait to see the dress. I have that pattern too, but the way my sewing time has been going it will be a while before I get to this pattern.

Gail said...

Good luck with the dress. A family wedding is always cause for excitement!

Michelle said...

The topstitching on that shirt is great...subtle, but shows the interesting seam lines. When I first saw that pattern I didn't really like it because I don't think I could see past the striped version on the pattern photo...your version may get me to go pick up that pattern!!!!

Debra Martin said...

I can't wait to see the dress! Yes it is waaaaay too hot for long sleeves.
:)Deb M.

Bunny said...

This looks great in that solid denim knit. I take a C cup and am thinking I will need to do an FBA. I don't like knits to have negative ease on myself. Yours fits beautifully. Will follow your blog!