Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Linda Evans ain't got nothin' on me

I got a couple of new patterns over the weekend. I made Simplicity 4020, View E, last night.
Simplicity 4020, View E
I used some tan cotton jersey my mom gave me. I sewed in a contrasting dark brown thread because i did not have matching thread. i made a size 10 as written, except that i did a 1/2 inch hem on the bottom and a 1 inch hem on the sleeves.

Here's a shot of the back. I think in the future I need to make the bodice portion in a smaller size, because the bust doesn't seem to fit where it is supposed to. Also, I think that this top would look much better in a print fabric with longer sleeves. at the very least, it would look more kimono and less Dynasty.
Kimono top back

Kimono top neckband detail
At any rate, I'm ok with how this turned out, but I feel a little off wearing it. the color and the style don't feel like me. at least it only took me a couple of hours to sew.

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  1. I've finally got your Rowan magazine, I'll send it out this afternoon or tomorrow am! I LOVE that top... if only I knew how to use my sewing machine!

  2. I love the top, but agree, it would probably look cooler in another color.

    You're making me want to get out my sewing machine again!



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