As usual, right after Christmas is a productive time for me in regards to sewing. Today I'll show you two really fun tops I came up with after being inspired by haunting the net-a-porter site all through the holidays. Another really cool site is farfetch.com which is a French site but being a French speaking lady ,for me , that is no problem.
I'm not citing any particular design, but my meanderings through the above websites just made my mind race with ideas of my own.
The first one is my own version of McCall's 6992. My twist is that I used a piece of faux fur left over from my Christmas scarves paired with a beautiful heavy weight ponte left over from a pencil skirt made last year.
A few details :
I just love this thing ! It feels yummy on and I've worn it three times in the last week because it's so warm and cozy and it is so very cold out right now!
My second piece is View B of Marci Tilton's 8497, now out of print. You may recall this top I made in the fall using View A. I've really enjoyed wearing that one and this one is made partly of the same quilted fabric.
i was really inspired to make something in black and white after perusing the above mentioned sites. I had a hard time deciding between a jacket and a top. Finally it came to me that a top would be appreciated in these cold winter months , so voila!
As in my View A version, I used strips of the cables for the neck band and the curved trim. I again wrapped the trim around the neck and front curved seam and top stitched. On the pattern Marci left the front curved seam raw and it simply lays on top of the other side and stitched down.
I used the back of View A. I toyed with the idea of zippered pockets but decided against it in the end.
This was a lot of fun to create . I'm wearing it right now and am loving it! What do you think?
Next up I have a scuba knit dress to show you but that will be later in the week.
I do hope you have time to sew this weekend.