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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New top!

Well, here is my new top!  I made this pretty much during the weekend.  I wore it yesterday (Monday).  I think I cut it out on Thursday or Friday.  The pattern is a mish-mash of a few patterns in my stash.  I won't call it my own, but it was my vision.  I really like the crossed front style.  I think it's really flattering, that is if the bottom section is form-fitting and not maternity-style.
Here's a close-up of the front bands.  I machine-sewed them to the front, and then hand finished the reverse side.  I put some light weight interfacing in the curved band on the top to stabilize it.  I didn't interface the middle band since I didn't have any knit interfacing on hand.  
Here you can see the bottom edge on the body and sleeves isn't sewn on.  It's just the border of the fabric.
I got this beautiful knit from Gorgeous Fabrics.  I think this knit is sold out, but they have so many other great ones!


Adrienne said...

What beautiful fabric!

Alexandra said...

Beautiful top! I really like how you took advantage of the border print.