I was very organized this year and had all the usual tasks finished ahead of schedule so I actually had time to make a special top for Christmas.I used Vogue 1275, Sandra Betzina's newest pattern with a little help from Peggy Saeger's webcasts..
Here is my top
The fabric is a beautiful glitzy slinky type polyester in shades of burgundy,black.gold and cream.
I mentioned Peggy Saeger's Webcasts,. I've been watching and learning quite a lot about draping . I think it's incredibly generous of Peggy to make these little gems free of charge.
What I did was to baste all seams except the sleeves. I tried it on and fitted the top to my body at both the side seams and the seams joining the shirred center front to the side front pieces. I also redistributed the shirring and ended about three inches above the hemline.because I felt there was too much at the bust and that wasn't flattering at all.
AS i was fitting, I felt as though the neckline would slide right off my shoulders so I stabilized it with clear elastic before sewing on the facing. The end result was a very flattering neckline which I finished off with the selvage of my fabric which I first applied with Steam-a-Seam followed by top stitching.
I love every thing about this new top...the fit, the neckline, the shirring at the bottom of the sleeves which is very cute
I wore it Christmas Day with a black velour skirt which has probably seen its last days.
Did you get the chance to sew something special for Christmas?