Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dress A as a Top

I had another go at Dress A from the much loved Stylish Dress book.  As I need tops at the moment I cut  down the pattern to make it shirt length.  As discovered by many sewers out there, the dress A pattern can end up on the sackish side of things.  (As blogged about recently by Ms Prose Stitch.)  Sackish is exactly how my top looked, so I turned up the hem and threaded elastic through.  The elastic now makes it sit nicely and I think it resolves the sack issue well.  -  p.s. how hard is it to take your own pic!
I really like this patterns high neck line, great for Queensland.
  It helps protect ones aging décolletage from further sun damage.
I have conquered my fear of home made Bias Binding,
 I can't believe how easy it turned out to be and the finish is pretty good if I do say so myself.
I used a cheap Spotty cotton, not a lawn or a voile I think it might be there own cheap creation.  I am feeling excited by my improving skills and feel I might be ready/worthy to have a go at a chunk of Liberty fabric!


1 comment:

  1. I think your top looks very nice and not at all sack-like. Your solution worked really well. Now that you have discovered home made bias you will never look back - it is always so much nicer.