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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

faux wrap top

This is a second version of McCalls 5752, which I shortened to a top.

I sewed the fronts together under the tie so I can pull it on and not worry about it. I also sewed the tie onto the side seams so I don't lose it in the laundry!

The fabric is poly jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics which I bought last summer, I think.

I still want to make the dress at some point, actually a dress. I think I'll do a SBA, though. I tacked this top together at a couple places on the front to fix gaping. The purple one doesn't have that problem, but I think that may be because the thicker knit is more forgiving.

Next up, I have a finished corduroy skirt to show. I'm working on a jacket right now. I just finished the welt pockets and am pretty happy with them. Next, I still have to cut out the lining so I have the other half of the pocket bags. Ugh. I dislike cutting. I just want to hear the hum of that machine!


Karin said...

Nice top!

And I'm with you on the cutting. Sometimes I wished I could hire someone to do the cutting for me. That would save me from a lot of stalling, I can tell you!

Faye Lewis said...

You did a great job with the top. I like it a lot. I need to start envisioning dress patters that can be made into tops.

Carol said...

This is pretty. I made a winter wrap top in the gold version of this fabric and I love it.