I did it! I sewed five tops for Spring Top Week! I'm so proud of myself for reaching my goal and I learned SO MUCH this month.
Without further ado, here is Top #5
This is from Simplicity 2447. I combined view F and View D and added a few little twists of my own.
This pattern has princess seaming, which was a first for me. I love it! When I sew this pattern again, I'm going to lengthen it into a shirt dress. The princess seams make for a flattering cut for my body type.
Unlike the pattern, my pockets are "mock". I saw this recently on a top and thought it was a cute and easy embellishment without added bulk (and work). I never use breast pockets anyway.
I cut most of the top from an inexpensive lightweight cotton from Joann. I used a vintage cotton floral print for trim detail that I bought on eBay last year and have been jealously hoarding for the right project. I thought about making a belt (one side blue fabric, the other side the floral), but I thought that might be a little matchy matchy overkill.
I think it's also fairly cute without a belt.
Too shapeless? What do you think?
Better with the belt?
Here is a closer view of the trim:
So this month, I sewed seven (!) tops, a spring jacket, two skirts, and two dresses. Two of those items are wearable muslins, so not sure they completely count.
When I get interested in a new skill, I tend to get a little.. ahem.. compulsive.
Insert Sheepish Grin.
Thanks, Rae, for the inspiration and motivation to learn to sew for myself!
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