Check out my Robin Top ... when I sewed the muslin, I learned the zipper wasn't necessary. Perhaps a person with slim hips and broad shoulders would need a zipper, but it was fine for me without one. The fit has just the right amount of ease without being loose or sloppy. It's as fast and easy as it looks, too.
The other fun fabric on my table this week has been the dress for my stepdaughter, Kelly, modeled here on my dress form. Because Kelly and I have somewhat similar measurements, I knew this dress had turned out way.too.big.
The good news is that I can take in the skirt, and there is enough fabric to sew a new bodice. I'll spend some quality time with the seam-ripper to deconstruct the dress and start over. The tie turned out to be a little awkward, too.
|Fabric: cotton-silk blend and pattern: Robin Top by Style Arc|
|We snapped these photos during a brief break in a storm - there were tornado warnings in the DC area today.|
Have you seen these Fall Fashions with separates sewn from matching prints? I have plenty of fabric left over. I am tempted to sew pants or a skirt from this fabric and if I lived in NYC, I would. That is something I really like about NYC. You can wear whatever you want and there will be a zillion people dressed weirder than you.
And not surprisingly, when she tried it on, it was a huge sack dropping off her shoulders. At that point, I looked up V8632 on patternreview, and saw others with the same results. Maybe next time I will check reviews first?!
Here is how I will change it for the next version:
OK, time to get that seam ripper and start unpicking ....
Should I sew pants to match my new top? I feel a little wicked just thinking about it. What happens when a person starts experimenting with fashion - do you have to keep it up every day?
Can you do just one day a week, say "Fashion Forward Fridays"?
You know I am kidding, right?