Striped Willow top

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Somehow several months have disappeared since I last posted but, such is life, right?


I had the chance to attend Sewjourn with my sister and some of her friends and it was amazing - I had the best time.  So for the first time ever I actually have a backlog of projects to show you, I just need to get them photographed.  I'm someone that likes to take photos as I wear the items so I have to hope that I have a willing photographer, daylight and that I've managed to keep my clothes semi-clean during the day.  Not always an easy combination for me to achieve!
 

This little top is a winner.  It's the Willow top/dress from Grainline Studio.  I've made a straight size 14.  I think my bust measurement was between a 12 and a 14 and I sized up.  I could probably get away with a 12 but I'm happy with the way this fits.


I've used a cotton/linen blend cut on the cross grain because I wanted the stripes running horizontally (sorry Mum, I know you hate that!)  I was inspired by this top on Pinterest.


There is no stripe matching on this top!  I can only assume the stripes were off grain because despite my best efforts there was no way I could get them to line up without skewing the top.  If you look closely you can see that even the bust darts end on a different stripe which just drives me crazy.


Fit wise I'm pretty happy with this straight out of the envelope.  I think the bust dart could be raised a little bit for the next version, and there will be a next version.  I've worn this twice in the last 7 days so it's definitely worth a second go.

4 comments:

katherine h said...

Cute top that really looks like your inspiration garment.

poppykettle said...

It suits you :) But geez, nothing irritates me more than having to sew with a stripe that isn't quite on grain!

motherof5 said...

That is a seriously cute little tank. I like how it covers your bra nicely.

cidell said...

It's really cute on you. My mom used to hate waist ties on me and I kept making them anyway, lol!