Saturday, 22 June 2013

Top from Burda Style 2/2010

Hi everyone,
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

 There are some really nice patterns in this magazine (Burda 2/2010), but I haven't made any yet.
I find Burda patterns don't fit my body shape as well as Knipmode, but I thought this pattern was so nice and practical and happening to have some lovely stripes in my stash, I thought I would give this one a go!
 The pattern is very easy to make up and I made most of this on my sewing machine.
The fabric is a velour so it was a bit heavy around the neck and too big.
The make the top fit my bust the neck was far too loose so I took in the front at the sides against the sleeves. Unfortunately, this left a gape above the bust so I made some pleats - I think they look ok when worn.
 I will be making this top again but now know how much to adjust the pattern to fit before cutting out!!

I am linking this to Sew and Tell Saturday on Sew Country Chick blog.
The link button is on the right side bar.
Thanks for visiting

Jolanda x

Saturday, 15 June 2013

crossover top from Knipmode

This is my first make from my advanced dressmaking course.
I bought the material back in 2008 in Leiden, Holland!! It's about time I used it.
I have never used an overlocker before so this was the perfect time to try one out.
The material is a very soft 4-way stretch and I've been scared to stitch it on my sewing machine.
The overlocker was so easy to use, I quite fancy one now!! £££
The seams were overlocked and the hems were stitched on my machine using a twin stretch needle.

I hand tacked everything but it was worth the result.
I'm very pleased with it and it fits very comfortably.
The front is a bit low so I bought a camisole top for modesty!! 

Thanks for looking

Jolanda x