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Sunday, 24 May 2009

Wardrobe In A Week - Bonus top

Whilst I had dark brown thread on the machines I decided to sew up this little top from a remnant of print fabric. Its a lovely soft viscose knit with heft, but was a strangely shaped piece so I was creative with the cutting out and am pleased with a T shirt from the 50p remnant bin.
I used the gather front top from Simplicity 4076 but had a centre back seam (only way to get out of the fabric, but I also need for fitting). The sleeves come to just above the elbow and are gathered a little at the shoulders (to reflect the gather at the front neck) and have a band the same width as the neck band. I added 2 inches to the length but then cut 1.5 inches off when I did the final adjustments :-) so I will alter the pattern on that. My tops need to end before the widest bit of me (top of thighs) and I have been wearing some of mine too long and creating an unflattering line.

2 comments:

gwensews said...

Terrific! Isn't it great to get a "free" garment?

BetsyV said...

Really cute fabric, Ruthie!