Monday, July 30, 2012
I used McCalls 2094 as a jumping off point to make a simple top that I'd been wanting for while, but didn't have a pattern for:
This was an incredibly easy redraft.
I removed the front button opening and replaced it with a back zip opening. I also moved the side dart to the neckline. I turned the neck darts into 6 open, but functioning control pleats.
And then I focused on the armholes. I love a high neckline with cutaway shoulders, so I turned the armholes into cutaways.
I bias bound the neckline the traditional way, but I used the hidden bias method for the armholes.
When it was time to hem it, I realized that I didn't allow for the hem. ACK! I fixed it by hand stitching a very tiny rolled hem. Perfect!!! Next time, though, I'm adding an inch to the length for a regular hem.
Here's my new top!
Keep going--post 3 of 3 for today is next . . .
Posted by Nothing but Blue Skies at 1:22 PM