I knew when this Marcy Tilton pattern - Vogue 9130 was released that I wanted to make it. Just look at how cute this top is!
However - I wanted to highlight the design lines though because they just don't stand out enough in the garment above - they all sort of just blend together. See the line drawings below - why wouldn't you want to show off all of those creative curves?
So I decided to use a reversible knit from the stash. I purchased this knit from Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley a few years ago and have been contemplating what to make out of it ever since. When this pattern came along, I thought it would be a good match. Cutting out the top required a bit of head scratching to make sure my right sides and wrong sides were correct.
I sewed the curved seams on the front and back together wrong sides together and then using wooly nylon thread in the serger, trimmed the seam allowances to 1/4" and here's what the seams look like on the outside of the blouse:
And here's the finished garment - Front View:
Fits well on Elizabeth too:
I was afraid this top might look a little too maternity like for me because of the amount of fabric at the hem, but I think it turned out ok. It is super comfy to wear too! Bonus!
There is a small slit on the seamline at the inside wrist area. This adds a cute touch - and it could be turned up for a different look as well.
Back view on Elizabeth:
All in all, a great, super comfy, easy to wear top.
This will probably be the last garment I can squeeze into 2015 and of course it was a stashbuster as well.
Total stashbustin' yardage for this blouse = 2.5 yards. Bringing the YTD total up to 68.875 yards!
Happy Sewing everyone!