Sunday, July 25, 2010

Finally!

I know -- I asked for pattern advice regarding the teal knit nearly 2 months ago. I just finished it this afternoon. Other stuff to sew/quilt/knit keeps coming up!

The pattern went together beautifully, and quickly (1.5 hours sewing time, including pressing, changing serger from 4 to cover/chain to 4 thread operation).

I followed the instructions pretty closely, with the following exceptions:
1) I raised the point at which the front drapes starts at top 3 inches, fearing it would be too low cut.
2) Instead of clean-finishing the front edges and hems, then topstitiching them, I used a cove/chain stitch on the serger to accomplish it in one step.
3) Instead of gathering the front drape to fit the side panel, I adjusted the differential feed on the serger to do that while connecting the seams.
Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE my BabyLock???

I was warned that Christine Johnson patterns run big, but failed to heed the warning. Now I shall be taking up the shoulder seams, and, may be putting a dart or two in the back.

Still: it's done!

Do I look as sassy in this as I think I do?

20 comments:

  1. Yes, mamm! You look exceptionally sassy in that teal top! The younguns' have nothing on us! They can only hope they look as good as us at our age. Right, Katie??

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  2. Very sassy. I love the top.

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  3. It looks better now that I have taken in the shoulder seams! No pic's: my photographer was non-compliant.
    Also: the slightly low-cut drape forces me into good posture, lest the girls fall out.
    I like this top!!

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  4. It looks awesome, but it is a darn good thing you raised the neckline! It looks great as it is, but I imagine it wouldn't leave much to the imagination as drafted! Great color and that fabric looks nice and soft.

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  5. And yes, Gwen! I'm fortunate to have half of her genes! ;-)

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  6. 不論做什麼事,相信自己,別讓別人的一句話,把你擊倒。..................................................

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  7. You look pretty darn sassy to me!

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  8. 認識自己,是發現妳的真性格、掌握妳的命運、創照你前程的根源。............................. ....................................

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  9. Hi Sarahbelle!
    I'm Jade, I used to be part of Fragrantica a longgg time ago, glad to have come across your lovely blog - and to have discovered your manifold talents ;-). I left Fragrantica to set up my own blog, you can find it here if you care to have a look: http://jadepaloma.wordpress.com/
    Once again, very glad to have come across a fellow perfumista in the blogosphere!
    Best of all and greetings from Romania,
    Jade

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