I'm in the process of trying to sew up my stash. I've had a whole shelf of white fabrics for years and have decided that of course summer time is the perfect time for white!
My first white piece (the others will follow in another post) , is this top made with Marci Tiltons's V8497
The fabric is a loosely woven linen/cotton jacquard which was not fun to sew with because it easily went off grain while I was cutting my garment. I had to cut one of the front pieces a second time because of that.
I made an FBA and added a bust dart as well as a rounded upper back adjustment which I now do to all my top and dress patterns.
I changed the back, as you can see , which is suppose to look like the front and added an inch extra length because I wanted more of a high-low effect..
I used the selvedge of my fabric for the trim at the front and the sleeve cuff.
I added a neck facing because a neckband would not have worked on this woven fabric.
This top is a great summer piece which goes really well with several things in my wardrobe including my Marcii Tilton skirt which I love.
The companion piece I had in mind though was these pants, also by Marci Tilton...V8499
I have to say that my pants didn't look much like the above photos, the second being from Vogue Patterns magazine. Mine had a funny curved side like the beige ones on the pattern envelope but much wider at the hem. I had to do some extensive "taking in" to get them to the point that I'll wear them at home (but only when my husband isn't home) and certainly not in public. See!
Oh, so not a good look on me! And my DH agrees!
I needed a success so I made this V1247 skirt which is so popular amongst sewers, and I like it very much with the top!
Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been sewing. Next week I'll show you this outfit.
Happy summertime everyone!