Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Top Sewalong 2012!

As I'm wrapping up my quarter teaching at the college, I don't have a lot of time to spare.  But with the Spring Top Sewalong starting last week, I just had to squeeze in some sewing time (thanks in large part to my husband for taking kid duty during the day!).  

Since the event last year, I've been thinking about what to sew for a while.  I decided to draft my own pattern to make a top that I can use for work.  The sizing for the top was based on the one I rubbed off last year, and a pattern with similar-styled Dolman sleeves for the general sleeve width.  But my class with Deborah at Whipstitch last summer gave me the tools and inspired me to draft my own flat pattern.  Yay!

This top is made from a cotton lawn print (purchased at Walmart, of all places, last year in upstate NY) with a full lining of white cotton lawn.

It's difficult to see the details from the photo, but there are double darts in the front, with single darts in the back, an invisible side zipper and a serged rolled-edge hem.  It fits perfectly and I love the neckline!

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