Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Simplicity 1804 Wadder Adverted!

This top almost ended up in the trash! I have seen a couple of reviews on this top...one in particular, Toy from  Life Happens Be Positive.  Hers was a dress and turned out so nice, I just wanted to have one in a top version!  Well mine didn't go so easy!  First, the front was way to low and if I had paid attention to her review, I could have fixed it before hand!  That wasn't so bad though, something I can fix later.  

However, the twist in the front was a challenge for me.  Because my fabric was one-sided, I made my twist double layers so the wrong side would not show.  Actually that was the wrong thing to do because it was to thick and pulled at the side seams!

I also did not like the gathers in the front and back of the top...they made me look like I was pregnant!  I was so upset because I knew the only way to fix this mess was to take the entire top part and start over! (which is something I hate doing!)   So I've been sitting on this project until now...fuming you might say!  Here's the top before my changes...


  

I bit the bullet and took it all apart and fixed everything wrong I mentioned above.  I also extended the front and back bodice by 1 inch to make it fall further under my breast.  This worked better for me.  Of course because this is a top, I shortened the pattern to a comfortable top length...


  

Sorry about the bad lighting!

I'm very happy I decided to save this top, I really like the fabric!  But I will not make it again because one is enough. The lesson in this project is really 
pay attention to the reviews, that's why they're out there!  Also making a muslin would have helped too!


HAPPY SEWING!

10 comments:

  1. Your final top turned out really lovely, Myra! Saving wadders seems like more work than making the original pattern. This is a great save!

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  2. Your fixes really saved it, it looks great now.

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  3. I'm happy you saved it, I love the print!

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  4. It was so worth it to fix this top. The fabric is beautiful, and the final result looks fantastic.

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  5. Great save!!!! Love the fabric!

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  6. Glad you were able to save the blouse and totally love the print.

    Simplicity 1849 pattern can be found at Walmart, if not, let me know if you can't, I should be able to get one for you. I have made 5 so far and can see many more.

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  7. So glad you decided to save it Myra, it turned out great!!!

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  8. I'm glad you were able to fix this pattern. It's such a nice print and looks like it fits really well now.

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  9. I'm glad you were able to fix this pattern. It's such a nice print and looks like it fits really well now.

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  10. I'm glad you were able to fix this pattern. It's such a nice print and looks like it fits really well now.

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