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I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!

Friday, May 29, 2009

2 New Tops

The previously mentioned tops, The multicolored is from the 1980's B3070 modified to have some shape and a vneck. The black and white is from S4176, my first time to make it as a knit. I have made it before, last summer, in a stretch faille, but the pleats look too billowy and the bodice was short. This time I added 2" to the bodice, used the shorter lower skirt and used a cotton knit. I also eliminated the facings and used a black rib to bind the neck. I tried it on several days ago and liked the outcome. Today was finishing up, threads to the inside, etc. I also put twin rows for the bottom hems on both, not a twin needle, just two rows lined up. I am scared to buy a twin needle, too technical for me. Just sew slowly and used steam a seam first. Now which do I wear tonight with black capris?


Julia said...

Wonderful tops. You would love a twin needle. I broke one of mine and need to replace it.

That Crazy Ajumma said...

I just admire how you have made some much from different patterns.I personally cannot use a pattern without issues of some sort.I need one of those "sewing from a pattern for Dummy's"lol.

gwensews said...

Nice tops! Don't be afraid of the twin needle. Once you try it, you'll love it!