Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sewing a new top

Hi Everyone,

How's the first month of 2011 treating you?

I'm staying busy like everyone else.  I've been wanting to sew lately and found time to make a new top.  Kwik Sew Pattern 3658.   I used a cotton/lycra blend from Sewzanne's Fabrics.  The color is Spruce Green and it's 92% cotton and 8% lycra.  I made size Medium and graduated to the Large for my hips.
I also made a long sleeve version in navy.  I like the neckline and fit of this pattern.  It was pretty easy to sew.

I think this would look good in a jersey knit or a sweater knit.  I haven't tried either one yet so I won't promise the results.  Let me know if you have any fabric recommendations for this top.  I'd love to know what you tried or what you think.

I want to make some pants.  I need to make some pants.  I need to decide on a pattern and start working on a muslin.  I made myself several pairs of pants many years ago.  I decided it's time to do so again.  About 97% of the time I have to alter any pants I buy.

What have you been sewing lately?  I'd love to hear about it.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Totally gorgeous blouse... off to PR to see if I can purchase it through them.