Saturday, February 8, 2014

First Wadder of the Year!

Just in case some of you thought those of us with many years of sewing experience didn't make mistakes...along comes Myra with her first big one of the year!

Butterick 5954 will be my first one of mistake of the year...

               

I just thought this was the cutest top...however, my mistake was not thinking about it would look on me! I had the perfect fabric too, found it at Joann Fabric. It's a pretty heather gray polyester/rayon slinky jersey knit. The pattern went together very well and quick with no sewing issues at all. It even looked perfect on "Miss Thing" (my dress form), it's just the perfect pattern...
 

      

But this beautiful top is not for me! It just doesn't cut it for my body type! One thing I noticed AFTER I made the darn thing, is that the model on the envelope is much smaller in the bust line...that makes a huge difference to the look! Really Myra, how could you miss that! My girls stood out like light bulbs saying "what the heck"! It took away from that great cowl neckline that first drew me in! Believe me, I am not "on the fence" with this top, I've fallen off the fence and on the wrong side! It's done!
 

      

I am going to take this one apart and refashion because I love this fabric and I don't want it to be a total loss! Stay tuned....




31 comments:

  1. I think it looks really pretty on you! But I hope you make something you love with the fabric :)

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    1. Thank you Marybeth, I am working on it!

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  2. I just bought the same fabric to make the same view. I think I have the same fabric in a different color too.
    I don't think it is a wadder. I think it might be something to get used to wearing. Give it some time. I often feel the way you sound and then grew to like or accept.

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    1. Thanks Annette, it may work much better for you! Good luck with yours!

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  3. Lovely fabric and agree about the boob headlights. An issue I have with tunic like tops are the fullness below the bust . What about tapering the excess along the torso.

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    1. Absolutely Sheila you really do understand! I am going to try that before I take it apart just to see if that is the issue and will let you all know thanks.

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  4. Hmmm...I'm seeing what you mean Myra. Love the back, though. I'm glad you are reconstructing the top, because the fabric looks so soft and beautifully drapey. Can't wait to see your remake. Know it will be fabulous.

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I really appreciate you ladies giving me your honest feedback. But you really know when something doesn't work for your body! Thanks again and we'll see what happens with the new version. By the way we still have to discuss the trip to Lakeland for the sewing expo.

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  5. Thanks for the heads up. I have this pattern and was thinking about making it soon. After seeing your pictures, now I know that it needs some serious changes to work for me.

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    1. Thanks Towanda, so happy to share any info to help others! I agree you should still try it if you like it, just be aware you may need to alter. Good Luck!

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    1. No problem Faye, we can't win them all now can we?!

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  7. Thanks for showing your sewing faux pas. You sewed a great garment, it just didn't work for your body type. I think the color it beautiful on you, and look forward to seeing the direction you take this in!! :-)

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I really appreciate your kind comments!

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  8. I agree with you that if you feel like it is not flattering - ditch it! lots of fabric there so I am sure you can remake it into something much better.

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    1. Thanks Beth! I sure hope it does work out.

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  9. So glad you made this! I just got the pattern and am going to give it a go. I am much smaller in the chest-belly below is larger- and hope it woks for me. I do love the way the back looks on you but must agree the front is a bit not good. Fabric is yummy and will be in Joann's today for a Viking class so will look for it as it is perfect for this tunic.

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  10. Thank you so much! I hope that you have a better experience with yours and I did with mine good luck!

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  11. Love the fabric. Love the pattern envelope image. Love it on your dress form. Love the back on you. The front on you, not so much. I am glad you are going to rework it, the fabric is too nice to waste. Looking forward to seeing how you make it work. ♥

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    1. Thank you! I sure hope my re-work does the trick!

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  12. Love the back view, who would have guessed the front view would be so different from the pattern view. We all fall into these traps from time to time with the 'models' on the pattern covers not having real womanly assets. Good luck with the refashion.

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    1. Isn't thank so true! Thank you and I hope I can do something great with...heck I'll settle for something nice!

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  13. I'm quite busty. I made this top and I like it, but I removed most of the hip fullness. I would not have liked it with all that hip fullness: http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/09/road-testing-coverstitch-machine.html

    Having said that, I like this on you, but if you don't like it, then I respect that. I hope you can make it into something you do like!

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  14. Thanks so much for your kind comments. I am really happy that you found something that works for you I hope I am just as lucky thanks again!

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  15. I have been on the fence about this pattern. I am a bustier than the cover model too and questioned how it would look. I actually do not think it looks bad on you, quite the opposite. I hope you refashion it into something you will love.

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I'm actually going to try and refashion the same pattern to make it fit my body style. Thanks for the well wishes!

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  16. Hey Myra. Love the hair. The top turned out beautiful but I see what you mean. I hope you are able to refashion it into something you like better.

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    1. Thank you Andrea! I am definitely going to save this fabric!

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  17. I actually love this top but your review let's me know that i must increase the bust! LOL!! FBA is in store. The top turned out good but I see what you mean with the bust fit. Well at least you can refashion and save that fabric!

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    1. Thank you Carol! I am actually going to remake the same top because I don't want to let that pattern beat me!

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  18. Oh, don't you just hate that! I have a wadder hanging in my loft right now, will probably get a camisole out of it!

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