As promised in my last post, my next Pattern Stash Buster is a much more colourful top! This print is as close as I get to animal products ;) It was on the sale table of "skin prints" a couple of months ago and I couldn't resist it, as I knew I had the perfect jewelry for it...
I chose Kwik Sew 3756 -- I've been meaning to make this for quite a long time -- I traced it out because I didn't want to cut into the actual paper that old Kwik Sew patterns come printed on. Plus there were only 4 pieces, 2 of which were rectangular!
|Snip Snip, so quick|
|Sneaking out to the side yard between torrential|
downpours today for a quick pic! It started pouring again
ten minutes after I went inside. My backyard
has its own pond now...
Other than the grading I didn't make any alterations. Unless you count completely forgetting to put the interfacing on the facing piece that sits across the bottom of the neckline... which has resulted in a not-quite-square expanse. I think the wee sag in the centre also has to do with size. Next time I make this (and I will) I'll pinch some width out of that centre bit. I was also thinking about changing the sleeve binding to a band but decided to stay with the binding. With this busy print I wouldn't notice if there was topstitching showing anyhow.
Lovely top it looks really good on you and I agree goes really well with your necklace.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I really do like this one :)Delete
The necklace is perfect! You are creating such a lovely top wardrobe.ReplyDelete
Thanks Rhonda -- I thought of this necklace immediately when I spotted this fabric -- was glad that I was right in buying it!Delete
The Kwik Sew patterns are designed to be traced - but I wonder why KS said not to grade the sizes? If it is at the sides, I can see no reason why not.ReplyDelete
Your pattern really enhances this top - it looks fantastic. Another great addition to your wardrobe.
Thank you Sarah Liz! I always find it amusing that the older Kwik Sew patterns always warn not to grade. Not sure what the rationale is, but of course I'm going to grade at the sides when I need to...Delete
That is a great shape on you!ReplyDelete