Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Month of TopsJ

  January is always sew for me  month.I have several tops patterns that I've been wanting to try for a while now so this is going to be my month of tops.The first I'll show you is  Vogue 1261.

I made View B.

I didn't do anything special with it except to add 1 1/2" to the length and to use my own method for the   cowl collar. Since the opening for the collar was wider these are the measurements I used instead of the ones in tutorial.

The neckline of this top is really wide.Now I knew this before cutting it out but I decided to just go for it anyway.The result is that the collar isn't great but it will do.

Here Is my finished top. It looks orange but is really a very pretty red.

I like it like this.


The fabric is a polyester/acrylic (and that means it will pill I know) sweater knit
I. used a twin needle for the hem which I secured first with Steam-a-Seam. The points at the sides had to be mitered before hemming.

This top isn't what I'd call slimming but it is a fun, cute ,and comfortable piece which will be cozy to wear on a Sunday afternoon after changing out of my "church" clothes.

I'm happy with it and recommend it gladly.

Next time I'll be talking about Butterick 5394 and the cardigan I'm working on using View  E.

I hope you had time to sew this weekend dear fellow sewists!

More later from


pdiddly said...

Lovely looking top Diana - I have this pattern in my stash and its definitely on my soon-to-do list. You have given it a sort of Diana look with your little pin.

Thanks for the link to Silhouette pattern web casts - they are great and so many useful tips.

alethia said...

Lovely top and th e color is awesome

Jenny said...

Beautiful top! That looks like a really cozy sweater knit. I love decaring January for self-sewing! :-)

Lori said...

Very pretty top, Diana.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It is a very pretty top that looks great on you!

gwensews said...

That top is cute as can be and looks the same on you!

Nan said...

This is a really pretty top. You accomplish so much. You are obviously a very high energy person. Do you have any hints about how to organize one's sewing to accomplish the way you do?
I love your choices. I have become a real fan. I hope to get started sewing again but I don't much time. Thanks for what you share. It is appreciated.

Irene said...

A wonderful cozy top!

velosewer said...

cute top and great colour. having a comfortable top is a great way to relax on the weekend :)

Doobee64 said...

Hi Diana, just joined your site after viewing your thoughts on B5646 - I second everything you said about this one.
Off to have a peek around the rest of your site...

Sharon said...

A very stylish comfortable top, love the colour.