But first let's get to the eh, jacket that I made from S4182. I finally finished it earlier this week......
It's not bad, it fits okay, but not sure if I would make another. And since it too hot here already to be wearing anything layered, even a tank top and short sleeved cotton jacket it may not see daylight until NEXT spring! But all in all not too bad!
So the winner is McCall's 5882:
I wasn't sure what to expect from this pattern, I am not usually a fan of tunic tops. But I loved the idea of the contrasting fabrics and had the perfect fabrics in mind. So here is my version:
I just love it. I didn't make any alterations to the pattern but did have to do the seams at about 1/2" rather than 5/8". It was just a little snug, so next time I will add 1/4" to the side seams. Most people might not like the high neck but I love it. Frankly I am tired of showing the world "the girls" when ever I bend over when wearing a vee neck or scoop neck currently in style.
The fabric is a quilting cotton from P&B Fabrics called MOD. I carry it in my online shop The Cotton Loft, I have it in this summer yellow and a spring green. I interlined the top portion with batiste. The facing on this is very narrow, next time I would either just use the batiste as lining or make a contrasting bias for the neck and armholes.
All in all, it was very easy to make, though I do think the 22" zipper was overkill, but I have plenty of zippers so no big deal. I would love to make another top and maybe even the dress version. I have so many fabrics I would love to use I think I could make a whole wardrobe out of this pattern! YEAH!! I am so HAPPY with this!
What is Wrong with this Picture?
Sorry the color is so off, but do you see what is wrong with this? I was sewing down the finally facing when I noticed that this seam was not finished with bias. I don't know how I missed it......I hate when that happens, has it happened to you? I was able to finish the seam with out too much trouble.....I hate ripping stuff out so always look for an easy fix.
With this winner I am off with renewed hope to make a skirt from this pattern: New Look 6898: