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Sunday, 3 June 2018

Teal and brown print top

This top didn't make it into the SWAP, but I sewed it up recently.
Ivory, teal, grey and brown animal print. This is a slightly more subtle animal print than some, and I like the fact that grey and brown are included as it gives more options. My brown hair has quite a few streaks of grey and my eyes are teal blue so hopefully this will reflect elements of my personal colouring.

I bought the fabric last April from the Monday Market Man.
I've not sewn up the other fabric yet, but they could work in well with future plans.

The tee is made from the same pattern I've used many times before which I created by tracing from a favourite RTW sweater.

I'm a UK RTW size 18 at the moment, but trying to lose some weight, so I've now slightly changed my construction order on this top and coverhem all the hems before sewing together. I then thread the serger stitching back into the seams for neatness. If I want to make the top smaller in future it should be easy to take in at the side seam (and sleeve if needed), and the dropped shoulder will just become slightly more dropped.


Dilliander said...

Very nice Ruth, love it with the necklace too :)

Alison said...

That is great fabric, I suspect it will coordinate with your SWAP beautifully, and the blue in it will definitely bring out your eye color. I also think your idea of how to construct the top "hems first" is brilliant, and wish you great progress in your weight loss journey

Anne said...

I like the top and the fabric. I am alsk trying to lose weight and need to think about altering items as I do. Your description is interesting. Should I buy a coverstitch machine? If so which machine do you recommend?

SewRuthie said...

Hi Anne, I have a Janome CoverPro 100 CP. I have had it for 9 years or so and am pretty happy with it.

SewRuthie said...

Sorry its a 1000 CP! I missed a 0 off there.