Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Trial and Error - part 2


Excuse the pants - I only iron when I'm sewing!

Well I promised myself that it would be onward and upward after the first trial.... and so I tried again.

I decided that a top would be more practical than a dress. I had this lovely vintage fabric in the stash that I received from a friends mum. It was from the same lot as the Tahiti fabric.



The fabric is quite sheer, so I interfaced the top rectangular sections, and added a muslin lining to the front drapey section. I had to overlock all of the seams to prevent it from fraying too.


The front and the back are exactly the same, which makes it a little bulky at the back (the back doesn't have any lining), and I widened the shoulder straps to make sure that my bra wouldn't be on show.



This one actually made it out of the house, as I gave it a swelter test run during yesterdays heatwave. I think I quite like it!

28 comments:

Katie said...

Great job! It's fabbo, love the fabric too.

Michelle said...

It looks great! I'm making a similar yoked sleeveless top at the moment and it's great to wear but an absolute pain to make (too much hand sewing!!)

Have you heard about Cal Patch's book on designing your own clothes? It's great!

Becky said...

I would wear this out and about too :) Great top.

Posie Patchwork said...

Red never fails to work does it?? Looks great & i did giggle at the wrinkled pants, i iron in batches too, in the studio, NOT IN THIS HEAT!! You're completely forgiven. Love Posie

Lady Bug Cat said...

It is lovely! You are good you iron your clothes, I only iron my sewing!

Cathy (Tinniegirl) said...

It's gorgeous Cam. Love the pretty fabric and the shape. It was only a matter of time till you conquered clothes.

Drewzel said...

This looks ACE! You rule!

Selina said...

Love it!

clare's craftroom said...

I like it too , great fabric !

our shabby cottage said...

It looks great and looks so comfy. Wasn't Monday revolting....

edward and lilly said...

That is so cute, I love it!

yardage girl said...

It looks lovely, Cam - definately a keeper!

Gina said...

Oh I like it, it suits you, dig the pleats and the big red straps.

Vic said...

*drools*

I.

Frikkin.

Love.

It.

I do.

I hate you though, with your grand sewing skills & whatnot! ;)

Leonie Guld said...

LOVE IT. LOVE IT. LOVE IT!!

Linda said...

I love the top Cam it looks so pretty and cool to wear!

Finki (jay) said...

looks fab cam...so summery and cool.
very nice.

Tas said...

That is really sweet!

Swirlyarts said...

Pretty!!And I don't iron either - all that extra time for crafting!

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

just lovely, well done!

created by Kylie said...

It looks fantastic, you will have a whole wardrobe of Curly Pops originals in no time.

Meagan @ecoMILF said...

cute! love the fabric. xo m.

Serena said...

Fantastic!! Look at you! You'll be a fashion designer soon, and then I can say.. "I knew her when....."

Bianca said...

Cam, I love this! Thanks for the inspiration!

Miss Muggins said...

By George, she's done it! Looks wonderful Cam.

Copper Patch said...

Love it. Keep going with the free form sewing, it seems to be working for you.
Ab

Anonymous said...

This top is beautiful, I've totally been looking for a top like that for ages!
Well done
Emma :)

Anonymous said...

You are going really well with your "no pattern" sewing... the top is cute... i used to sew only with no patterns... but i found it really helpful to try sewing some clothes from patterns to teach me about the way clothing is constructed because i really didn't like my clothes looking "home made", or in other words, "something i just cooked up in my sewing room" (and i had a few of those in my cupboard, believe me)...
Please don't take this next part as insulting, because it's not supposed to be...
the bias binding around the yoke of the top looks a little "crafty" at the corners (where it meets the straps)... could i suggest trying New Look 6775 or anna maria horner's socialite dress (very similar styles, although anna marias has hand stiching and a v-yoke)... these will teach you a LOT about construction of a basic yoked top/dress...
gosh i hope i haven't offended you, because i really haven't meant to!
josie