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Friday, 9 July 2010

Navy top

I've been buying more than sewing, which since this is 'RuthieK Sews', not 'RuthieK Buys a lot of fabric and posts gratuitous pictures of it' is not quite on topic.
The usual excuses apply, I've been away with family, with work, working (a lot) etc.

So I thought I would actually sew something, and here it is.

This top is from New Look 6735. I cut a size 16, have elbow length sleeves and added a few strips of ruffled fabric as detail on the front.
The fabric is a knit with not much stretch, I think a viscose without Lycra and was a tiny remnant purchased from Abakhan Fabrics in Preston with Jenni a few weeks ago.
I'm quite pleased with this as it quite grown up.
It still needs hemming, but I think you can get quite a good idea from the hanger shot.

I am frankly all over the place with the sewing at the moment but seem to have been sewing in three strands
1 - Black, white and red
2 - Navy and red
3 - Teal, turquoise and brown

I am moving ahead with the navy at the moment as that is what is on the serger.
My Exeter fabrics went mostly with the turq/brown with one black/white piece of fabric.

I think I will hem the top and then move on to making a top from the striped fabric. I might use this pattern again as its simple lines would be good with something strong like the stripe.


Sharon said...

Very nice and love the ruffles.

Jenni said...

Beautiful top. The ruffles look wonderful and it is certainly very chic and grown up, but still very you.