Sunday, August 23, 2015
Amanda's Adventures in Sewing, where she blogged about this pattern. She had said that she has shortened the band by four inches and that's exactly how much I ended up cutting off too. I constructed and gathered the top, put it on and pinned the band to see if that was about right and it was, happy! I did leave the band wider (instead of folding it over and hemming). And that was about it as far as any changes.
I had this on but it was just too tight in the back hip area. The shingles hide some problem areas, but not all. On a cooler day I could wear Spanx and it would be fine. The fabric was from JoAnne Fabrics last year. I cut my normal size on top (16) and graded up to the largest size in the hips.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
This is one of my favorite patterns, made three times to date. The top is a knit and the bottom is a woven, both from SR Harris, and from this year. Got a lot of compliments, but I think it's because the fabric is so cute.
My two most favorite patterns so far.
I gave my husband some grief...didn't he notice my slip was hanging out by about three inches? Went to work that way too. Any way I really like this pattern. It was easy to do and fits nicely. I've had this fabric for many, many, many years. I added an embroidered piece for one of the pockets and that's about it.