Friday, November 4, 2011

A Marci Tilton T-shirt V 8636

Just a quick post on this one.

I made this top, Vogue 8636, a while back and I just want to say that it's a good pattern. No modifications with this one to make it wearable,just the addition of a bust dart which I later changed to a row of ease stitching. I prefer that method to a dart on a knit garment. For more info on this method, look here on Diana's Sewing Lessons.

The design of this Marci top is very simple and very 70's isn't it! The fun part is how you can change it up and satisfy your creative urge.

I used three fabrics for my version... the black polka dots and the white are both rayon lycra and the neck and cuff bands are stretch mesh with a litlle flower design.

I decided to go with white top stitching for contrast.

The sizing was generous and I didn't need any extra at the side seams of the size 12.

This version is best suited to spring and summer but I'd like to try one for winter ,maybe in a soft sweater knit this time.

Hope you 've found time to sew this weekend!

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Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love your top....the fabric choices work so nicely and it looks great on you!

Margy said...

What a great combination of fabrics! Cute top1

pdiddly said...

Lovely - I have just tried my first Jalie patterns and loved them, and have a couple of Marci Tilton's so want to give them a go - might cut one out tonight.

Nice to see you back :-)

shams said...

I like how you've used the different fabrics. Cute!

Lori said...

Great looking top, the fabric is so pretty.

Irene said...

Oh, how lovely!

gwensews said...

That's so cute! Color blocking is so "in" right now.

Savannagal said...

Hi Diana. I've been trying to leave a comment under your post about flat felled seams, but nothing I do will allow me to leave a comment. So I hope it's okay that I'm leaving one here. My question is: I am wondering if this type of seam finish is commonly used on specific seam locations. Or if it can be used anywhere on a garment. I'm wondering because it appears that there are two lines of sewing on the outside of the garment wherever this technique is used.

Diana said...

Savannagal, I've used this finish on everything including the seam joining the sleeve to the armhole. You don't have to have two seams. One will work as well. I like to edge stitch close to the seam and again about 1/4" away but the latter is enough if you prefer.Hope this helps.