Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Marci Tilton Outfit

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!


Faye Lewis said...

I've wanted to make that Marci Tilton top for a very long time. Yours is very cute. I always knew those pants wouldn't work for me though. Love your cute little skirt.

Vicki said...

I quite like the pants on you (from here anyway). And the top is cute. Good use of the selvedge.

Sarah Liz said...

The Marcy Tilton top is so lovely, and I love your effective use of the selvedge pieces - some selvedge edges are just so pretty. I never bought this pattern and now regret it. And the pants - I agree, comfy and at home alone - I find pants like this useful though for doing chores around the house.

Linda said...

I like your version of this top. I made this a couple of years ago in a knit and it was huge. I took up the side seams which made it more wearable. I like that you used a woven for this and I like the changes to the back as well. Love the skirt, have yet to make it myself-some day.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

That Marcy top is on my list too now that I'm working in a more casual atmosphere. Love your Vogue skirt. I need to remake this pattern too! You are just inspiring me all over the place. Finally the pictures taken on your deck are fabulous - you should take more here!

shams said...

I love that top and how you've used the selvedge!

Beverly said...

I love how you used the selvedge on the white top. I always enjoy looking at the garments you make.

Sharon said...

Wonderful white top, the way you have used the selvedge is perfect. The Vogue 1247 skirt looks great on you and agree the pants are not a good look, too full for you.

Frenie Agbayani said...

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Gail said...

Love the fringed edge of the seam lines on the top. A very versatile piece for summer.