Now I am quite a goody good, I suppose you’d say. I don’t like getting in trouble. I follow the rules pretty much. But when it comes to sewing I am quite the rebel. Instruction sheets – pah – I know better, do the zip this way – no thanks. If I can think of an easier way I’ll do that. Recommended fabrics – I’ll be the judge.
But when Casey tried out this pattern and advised that it was meant for knit textures, I wish I listened.
Pink is not really my colour. I like it for pyjamas, but it doesn’t suit me. But when I found this lovely painterly 50’s-ish rose print, I thought – that will be just the ticket!
I am glad I only spent an hour sewing two seams – which sounds like slow going when you count them! But I wanted to finish them nicely – because it’s a sheer fabric. Casey said turn and catch stitch. I wonder if she has washed her one yet? I was taught that hand sewing does not hold knit fabrics. It just falls out – now that is a rule I am not willing to break!
This top is difficult to put on, pulls uncomfortably over my arms and falls down constantly, needing readjusting. On me it is unflattering – too bulky at the front. And I couldn’t drive a car in it – fail!
Still, I really like the concept and would love to make it up in a knit fabric, perhaps in a stripe – would be fun.
The pattern is intriguing as it uses really little fabric and does produce what is a cute little shrug – if you need such a thing to wear to your next summer wedding or formal event!
I recommend you take Casey’s advice – that girl knows her stuff. And remember – hand sewing is not recommended!
Fabric” Thrifted Polyester Georgette $3.50
Pattern: Self Drafted based on Simplicity 4538
Notions: just thread
Time to complete: 1 hour – a record!
First worn: April 2012 for the photos
Wear again? Nup!!
I found the back of the pattern envelope in Flickr here! And I coulden’t have done it without that – thanks!