Call me "crazy", but I joined Faye's top challenge! I know, I know, I barely have time to do anything right now, but a girl's gotta sew anyway right? So why not join a challenge I asked myself.
Enter Faye's Sewing Adventure 2013 Essential Top Sew-A-Along! It ran for a couple of weeks and was scheduled to end this Sunday but has been extended to Wednesday, April 10th...thanks Faye for the extra time!
I didn't set a quota because I didn't want the stress and definitely didn't want to disappoint myself by not completing a "self-induced" quota! With that said, this is my first completed project for the challenge. It's New Look 0183.
I've had this pattern in my stash for a little while and really don't know why I didn't sew it before now! It was truly an easy sew, not very quick, but easy. The instructions were super easy to follow and well illustrated too. This was supposed to be my muslin because I used an inherited lavender and white polka dot polyester fabric from my stash. It's very lightweight but not something I would normally use for tops like this (polyester fabric tends to make me perspire...yep I said it! 😓). However, this turned out so nice, it's going in my closet rotation!
I only made one alteration, it was a cheating way of me doing a "full bust" (and tummy for pete's sake!) adjustment. I made a size 12 but graded out to a size 14 for the side seams. I also added an invisible zipper rather than the lapped one instructed by the directions. I am definitely remaking this one and would love to have the exact look (colors and all) the model is wearing! I know I won't get that done in time for this challenge, but it will be in my summer sewing lineup! Taupe pants...every woman needs a pair, wouldn't you say!
What do you all think?....
Please disregard my basting stitches above...need to remove them!
I can't wait to wear this one and make another in a beautiful silk too! I just love it!
I am finishing up another top for posting soon...check back when you have a moment and thanks for stopping by! 😊