Sunday, February 27, 2011

…eyelet Twinkle top

I would estimate about 75% of the garments I sew are dresses, so the first project I’m putting on this website is… a top! It’s a crazy world.
My excellent sister gave me a book of Twinkle designs and patterns for Christmas, which was a really cool idea. When making apparel, I often start out with a pattern similar to the overall design I’m envisioning and then make changes as needed – but widely available patterns tend to run behind current fashions and can get a little… dowdy. It’s true. But this book is pretty hip. So I picked out a cute little eyelet top and got to work.
My very technical method of marking pieces - Post Its.

Checking the fit

The fabric is black embroidered eyelet from Joanns – red tag! For a reason: it’s a bit faded. But selection was limited. Ultimately, I would have liked a more open pattern, but it worked for $5 a yard.
Finished product

And here’s the result! Not too bad – although as I said, the fabric reads a little too stiff and solid. But! It was a fun weekend project (minus the buttonholes – I despise putting in buttonholes. So stressful!). A successful non-dress!

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