Sunday, April 29, 2007

Thank you and some sewing

First, thank you and thank you for all the kind comments on my previous posts, I deeply appreciate it. I have thought of that moment many times this weekend and it brings a big smile to my face.

Now to sewing, I made Simplicity 3838

Used this for the inspiration (Anthropologie)

And this is my garment, printed fabric from Gorgeous things and the black is from Needle Nook.

My changes
- omitted the CF seam, redrew the neckline. Square necks aren't the best for me, so I did a scoop neck
- added 1" to the bodice
-my fabric is knit and I was able to omit the back zipper
- I made a size 12 but had to take quite a bit in at the waistline. If I made it from a knit again, I would make a size 10 at the waist area
- the fabric is a 4-way stretch and I wanted the flower running vertically so I cut the pattern on the cross grain.

I had some fabric left and needed to make something else, so a casual tee from Simplicity 4076

My shirt:

Check out this cool elastic trim from Needle Nook, isn't it great?


  1. Very pretty! I made that same top and LOVE it!

  2. Great tops. I just started on S4076 myself. I agree with you - that elastic trim is relaly nifty - I sure wish there was a Needle Nook near me (hey - aliteration!).

  3. *sigh* Can I come BE near you? Would you just fill me with your sewing wisdom?

  4. Very nice! I love the fabric!

  5. Beautiful! Love the fabric too!

  6. Anonymous9:35 PM

    Those tops are great! You can just look at something you love and create it. My hope is to one day get there with bags. But clothes? The trim goes so well too.