Sunday, May 2, 2010

SMOT no 3

I managed to get one more top in for the challenge. Cut out in April but sewn up in May - that counts doesn't it?


I used good old Kwik Sew 3338 - basic T top. I made some changes to look like that very popular Jalie tie neck top.



I lowered the front neckline slightly and added a length of brown mesh to the neckline. I also added the mesh to the sleeves to balance the look. The body of the top is a very soft viscose lycra. It was almost entirely made on the overlocker....and here is why...




Sofie has taken over the sewing area and MY machine. She is studying studio arts - textiles (VCE). At the moment she is filling a portfolio of samples. She needs to make two major works and she has decided on Odette and Odile of Swan Lake. She is up to her neck in feathers, glitter, satin and tulle.

19 comments:

Branka said...

I love this top, especilly the fabric, and i love how it looks with jeans and the flats, just beautiful!

Karin (the Mrs.) said...

Great top. I think the brown adds a wonderful touch!

Lori said...

Wonderful top, it looks great on you.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Your top looks wonderful. I love the print and the brown is a great idea.

Hoping to see some of your daughters work too :)

Gorgeous Things said...

Love that top. PS - I'm behind on blog reading. Your hair looks FAB!!!!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a great top and it looks wonderful on you! I know that you are actually very proud that Sophie is on your machine...it's great when we can pass our love of textiles and garment creation on to our daughters!

Birgitte said...

Yey for Sofie- and yay for mom!

The top looks fab on you, just the right style and coloring for you and your hip haircut :))

A question: Is Sofie sewing a triple layer in the last pix, and if so, would it be easier with a walking foot? It caught my attention cause I'm using mine right now.

Sharon said...

Love how you have made the changes to the Kwik Sew pattern and the addition of the mesh is great.

kbenco said...

The top looks terrific. Where did you get the print?

Kathleen C. said...
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Kathleen C. said...

Beautiful top!
I'd love to hear more about Sofie's projects! What kind of piece is she making? A wall hanging piece? Is it one that shares the two characters, or is she doing two that oppose/mirror each other? I hope she might be willing to share with us... as a textile art lover and former ballet dancer it sounds fascinating!

Summerset said...

Very smart - I love the contrast and the inspiration. It looks so versatile, too, although I really like how you styled it for this photo.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

It's bittersweet to have your daughter share your love of sewing, it seems. `-) I'm sure I did the same to my mom at times.

Carol said...

This pattern is so versatile. Have you seen the Stitches magazine article that shows you how to draft a cowl collar and add a pleat front to this pattern? I use it all the time. I like the addition of the tie. I've been thinking of copying that Jalie top, too. I, too, hope we see some kid sewing.

Isabelle said...

Love it, Vicki!
It's probably time Sofie asked for a sewing machine of her own - as an early birthday present perhaps? :)

Mardel said...

I"m way behind on blog reading but I have to say that the top looks great on you and I adore the hair. You look wonderful.

Tany said...

I love it and you look terrific in it!
I love those flats too (I am wearing heels for so many years that I developed a certain resistence to wearing flats... But they are growing on me and they complement your outfit perfectly)

Sigrid said...

Lovely tops you have created (and 1 more than I managed in April). The print is wonderful in combination with the plain fabric.

meli88a said...

Hello! nice to "meet" you. I look forward to seeing more of your creations. This top with the contrast tie looks fabulous.