Friday, April 30, 2010

SMOT no 2

Thanks everyone for the welcome back! As you know I have been here but just watching from the sidelines. Thanks for all your posts over the past year - I have enjoyed them all and learnt a lot. And have got a lot of inspiration too!

For my second top I used Vogue 7799. I have made up view A previously but this time decided to make view B. It went together very easily. This time I did not stabilise anything., and it stretches to fit beautifully. I would normally stabilise the shoulder seams but these were so narrow I didn't think they would stretch much if at all.


This top has a front seam that really doesn't need to be there. Your could cut it on the fold. I went for the seam and am glad I did. I think it adds to the design - makes it a bit more interesting.

My fabric is a very soft viscose lycra and feels so soft. Which is nice, but doesn't give me the best look with low rise jeans. Shows bumps that I didn't know I had...hmmm. Perfect for work skirts however.

I can't remember where I bought the fabric but I noticed when cutting out that it was faded on one side. To make the pattern fit, I needed to put a seam in the sleeves. I think they look pretty good - matches the seam down the middle. And the best thing of all is that the colour matches perfectly withmy new teal shoes (flats and heels) and teal belt. Perfect.

The suit is RTW.

Sorry the photos aren't great. Our old camera went to Europe with Ellen and never came back the same. These photos were taken with the new camera but I think we need more practice. Also my duct tape dress form went to heaven and I am hoping I can get a real one on sale for mothers day.

I am hoping to finish top no 3 tomorrow.

11 comments:

Lindsay T said...

HI!!! Welcome back!

Dilliander said...

Hi Vicki, you are on a roll now... Great top!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love this top on you. It looks wonderful with the suit and the color is perfect for you.

Nancy K said...

Welcome back to blogland!

Tany said...

That's a gorgeous top (and outfit!) and I agree, the center seam does add to the design! The color suits you wonderfully too!

Audrey said...

I am glad to see you back. I noticed your new picture when I was reading one of your older posts on making a saran wrap sloper and wondered if it meant you were blogging again. Your top looks great under your suit. Rayon lycra is so comfy.

kbenco said...

Your top turned out so well.
I love the colour, and the centre seam does look good, and not a ripple in sight!

Sew Passionista said...

Love it a lot. I have this pattern and must take it out!The teal is lovely on you.Again,so glad you are back,Vicki.

Summerset said...

I love that top - the teal is a wonderful and look great wearing it!

Rug Cleaning said...

It looks great I assure you.

Susan Fogel said...

wonderful top, the color is great on you, and the pieced sleeve echoes the front seam...nice job
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