The most recent two tops I have made are True Bias Sutton blouse. I must admit when this pattern came out I was underwhelmed, I didn't see anything interesting about it at all. That all changed when Clio of Clio and Phineas made a couple. I fell in love instantly and had to make one or two or fourteen, I have several more planned. Keep in mind these aren't ironed because my shoulder won't let me. One thing to keep in mind, reviews I read mentioned over and over again how the pattern fits large, so even though my measurements put me firmly in a size 18, I made a 16, and it is absolutely perfect.
This is my second one, it's a scrub, and it works very well as one. I made the hem even all around and added pockets (as usual). Love both of these.
Second pattern New Look 6179 OOP. I made a number of changes or omissions to this pattern. I made version C, omitted the elastic in the sleeves, lengthened the sleeves a little, omitted the slit in the neckline and of course added pockets. Both of these tops are made from 100% cotton voile, which makes them very cool and comfortable to wear to work. BUT I don't love this pattern, I just don't feel like I look good in them. So I won't be making this pattern again.
|exactly the same fabric as one of the Belcarra's |
from yesterdays post, just in a different colour
|textured 100% cotton|
|cotton sateen with a little lycra-lovely fabric and a dream to sew|
The next 4 tops I have no idea which pattern I used, or if there ever was one. The pattern I used for these ones was cut from thin cardboard that I have had hanging around the sewing dungeon forever. These are all standard boxy unflattering tops, I don't wear these as much as my others but it's convenient sometimes to have something larger to wear on those days you are retaining water/fat/whatever.
|100% cotton voile|
|cotton with a little lycra-lovely to sew|
|red chambray-very stiff cotton|
That's it. I am caught up with reporting items I have made. Except for scrub pants. I am not going to bore anyone by making them look at scrub pants. You are welcome.
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