As I have said before, I like to keep my thread on the serger and sew several things that will work with that colorway. I had a light brown on the serger from my Morris Blazer
I went to my fabric stash shelves and only one possibility, this Mood Fabrics' Jason Wu Silk Woven and I knew it would be great in McCall's 7093, a semi-fitted top/tunic
This pattern has been in my collection since the release and I really thought I would get it made this summer. What do they say about best laid plans? Initially, the pockets as in View B were cut for my top. After some consideration, I decided I didn't like how they hung on the shirt and wanted a smoother look. In all reality I will wear this for the next few months with a cardigan or oversized sweater, no need for pockets.
I did stretch the fabric a bit on my right side, the seam between the right side piece and the front. I think a washing will help this but it might always be an issue.
Eyes closed but good picture of the back and the high-low hem, which I think is a nice subtle high-low hem.
All the seams were stitched on my sewing machine and then finished on the serger. This top goes together so quickly but looks great when finished.
I have been disappointed with my photos of late and spent some time researching how fashion bloggers take their photos. I always have to use a tripod and either the remote or the self-timer. I found the best advice was to use a different lens. I own this lens,a prime 50mm 1:1.8 (mine is similar for T2 Canon)
These turned out so much better after some experimenting with shutter speed and ISO. From what I read, aperature should be no lower than 4.0.
I included this picture, even with my silly pose, to show the snow on the tree on the left. Isn't that pretty? We had a small snow on Saturday morning and it was gone this afternoon. The snow was just enough to get me ready to pull out the Christmas decorations. That is my plan after work tomorrow.
One more photo, I did some print mixing - striped cardigan with my printed top. How do you like Junior? Yes, I did play some ball with him, I couldn't resist that face!