2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

June 9, 2012

WELCOME TO MY WEEKEND - 2...

...I'm a lover of many things!  Guess you can tell that MY WEEKENDS are at the top of my LOVE LIST!!! I just figure weekends are my reward after a hard weeks work.  

Of course I'm in the sewing room this morning.  Relatives and friends quite often preface telephone conversations with me with "where are you at, in the sewing room?"  They know me well! This weekend I'm particularly experiencing an amour with these two patterns:


VOGUE 8815
 I've never made anything peplum because I was always scared that it wasn't a style for my body type/shape.  BUT peplum tops all ALL OVER THE PLACE now, so of course I wanted one and decided to give it a go.

Now my pros and cons on both:
  • NewLook 6130 makes my heart skip, BUT 9 pattern pieces are a little much more than I'd like to deal with.  
  •  Although the front princess seams would make fitting a little easier.
  • Love the little details of the NewLook pattern; the asymmetrical hemline and the banded waist. 
  •   Is it just the coral colored top on the pattern envelope that I'm so drawn to? 
  •  Vogue 8815 is so cute too.  Yeah!, only 4 pattern pieces but minus the cute details of the NewLook Pattern.
  •  Laziness forced me to opt for the Vogue pattern, but I used some creative juices to add the asymmetrical hemline to it.  I do think I will also eventually make the New Look Pattern too.
  • After stitching up a quick and dirty muslin (which I'm glad  I did) come to find out I need to do a small bust adjustment.  Dratt!!!  I've never done a SBA, and didn't want to get involved to that extent this morning.
  • So now I'm involved in creating a "CHEATER SMALL BUST ADJUSTMENT" method that I think I can get away with.

FAYE'S CHEATER SMALL BUST ADJUSTMENT:  CAN YOU SEE THE HORIZONTAL TUCK I'VE PINNED IN AT THE TOP OF MY WAIST/BUST DARTS; AND THE TWO DARTS PINNED IN AT THE FRONT SHOULDER SEAM.
 ASYMMETRICAL LEFT SIDE ADDED

 Did another top at the moment?  No not really, but one can always use a new addition.  Now it's onward to choose just the right fabric..........

9 comments:

  1. How exciting!!!lool forwatd to see.your new top Faye!

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  2. It's not a cheater if it works. I took a fitting session with Kenneth King and he made adjustments that you don't see in any fitting book but they worked.
    This is next up on my list to make as well. I look forward to seeing yours finished.

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  3. I'm going to look for these patterns at the next sale. I purchased a couple of RTW tops with that little bloused extra which covers my middle-aged tummy and I think is more figure-flattering.
    Looking forward to your finished projects!

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  4. I am looking forward to seeing which fabric you choose to make it up in.
    I have this pattern, but don't have any fabric that I think will work.

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  5. I think peplums flatter all butts, no matter the size or shape. They add that hourglass shape when there isn't one. I think yours will be wonderful once you get the fit all figured out. I'll be watching the progress as always.

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  6. I like the NL pattern, had not seen this yet. I am working on the Vogue peplum pattern also. I am in the pin fitting and adjusting phase. Look forward to seeing your completed version.

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  7. I love this pattern, I haven't seen it either.
    I must try this one out.
    I look forward to seeing your finished look!

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  8. love it! i love peplum tops. i might have to use this method

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  9. Love this pattern. I would love to try it to see how it comes out compared to the peplums I've made in the past. These are just too cute and you did such a nice job with your peplum tops.

    You Like It? I Made It!
    http://youlikeitimadeit.blogspot.com/

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BOOKS ACQUIRED

  • Pants Sewing Guide
  • Denim Revolution
  • Pants for Real People
  • Jackets for Real Peopls
  • Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring - Palmer & Pletsch - Gifted
  • The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
  • Cool Couture
  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
  • Singer Sewing Reference Library - Tailoring - GIFTED
  • The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns - Creative Publishing International
  • Fit for Real People
  • DK-The Complete Book of Sewing