Wednesday, November 22, 2006

getting a jumpstart on the holiday

joanna, i did not get your comment about zipperstop, though i have heard of the store. i'm still debating my options.

everyone is always so helpful. i decided to take heart and tackle the cabo halter again. i switched to a sharper needle and used a narrow zigzag stitch, because the stretch stitch and i weren't getting along. i managed to complete the top after a nice long nap and some much needed coffee.
Amy Butler Cabo Halter
and the back:
Cabo halter back
Pattern is Amy Butler Cabo halter, size x-small, less than a yard of a 4-way stretch fabric from lucy's fashion fabrics.

the pattern is definitely off on the fabric requirements, as others have said. i did not put in a zipper, and so cut out the back as one piece. i wish i had remembered to do the same on the upper portion, as that seam is rather bulky, but i don't think it turned out too badly. otherwise i did not alter the pattern.

sewing with the stretch fabric was a big challenge to say the least, but i muddled through after making the changes stated above. fortunately the fabric is very forgiving to wear, if not to sew. i am really happy with the way this top looks.

it's ladies' night out: anniversary spectacular, and now i have a new shirt to wear.

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3 comments:

  1. Cute top! Glad you stuck with it, it came out really well. :) About the zipperstop comment... another blogger mentioned here that in the past, she's sent them a small piece of yarn so they can match the color for her. Might be a good option since your green is so bright.

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  2. It's beautiful!! You did a great job with the fitting, it's a very flattering top, and the fabric is so very retro!!!!

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  3. That top is really, really cute. And I can't wait to see the new sweater all done!

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