For now, I gave it a go as is and trialled it for a bit. The pattern itself isn't bad and is surprisingly quick to stitch up. I may just give my original view choice a try and see if the neckline tie works out more effectively. I hope I can rescue this one, though, as I really do love this pretty fabric!
Friday, June 11, 2021
Baby, You're a Firework
I've had this pattern for a while -- another thrift store find. I also had this lovely lightweight cotton, just enough to fit one view of this top on to. The print reminds me of wildflowers or bursts of fireworks. I wanted to make the blue neck tie view A (with added cap sleeves) but didn't have enough fabric so went with the red centre front bow version, D.
I don't think it's entirely successful. The fabric is lovely, the overall fit is nice, but the bow just doesn't work for me. It's very heavy, even in this lightweight cotton, and pulls on the front opening (which is also far too low for me). Sewing even a few stitches in centre front to try to raise it makes the front pull even more. I may just cut off the extensions and try to add a little triangle of fabric at centre front to fill in the V, then it may sit a little better. Or not!