Month: August 2013

This is the last installment on the wrap top project.  The first photo you see is the completed top.  The second photo you see are the pleats on the inside of the right side of the wrap.  The third photo shows the surged seam layers, and the last photo is the peplum attached to the bodice.
I do have to say although I found this fabric a bit challenging to sew, the results came out fabulous and it fits well! I would sew this top again but I would make some very minor adjustments.  1. I do not like the sleeves so wide nore meeting at the top of my watch, I would like these sleeves to be a bit longer.
Project Review Detailed
Pattern Description: Misses Tops with variations
Pattern Used: New Look 6755
Pattern Sizing: I cut the 8
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes I would say so
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I did not like the sleeve to be short and I wuld have preferred the sleeve slimmer.
Fabric Used: Italian Knit — Mood Fabrics NYC
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None
Would you sew it again? I would sew it again in knit and extend the sleeves a bit.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, cute pattern with different top variations.

Ok here is the first project from the NY Fabric Spree .. It’s a long sleeve wrap top made out of the camouflage color Italian knit.
Love love love the fabric… I was not exceptionally fond of sewing it 🙁 The fabric is beautiful but difficult to handle since it was so thin… Pins really did not help as they would slip out… so I had to take total control. I did not use a walking foot I just sewed it slowly guiding each piece as I stitched it on the machine.  As I mentioned in the previous blog, my serge was not fond of it either as surging a single layer just did not work.  As long as I surged TWO pieces of fabric it worked well…
However, in these photos you see the initial layout of the pattern — New Look 6755 I choose view C as I wanted long sleeves with no collar… the top will be worn with a tank underneath and the camouflage shorts that are next on the cutting table.
Since I am small on the top and in the waist, my measurements pretty much measured up with the pattern. This pattern calls for woven fabrics not knits, so I knew I would need to cut a smaller size… these pattern pieces are a size 8.  I pinned each pattern piece onto the mannequin for a proper fit and any adjustments prior.  Luckily I did not need any at the waist or the bust.  The last photo you see is the completed bodice. 
The rest of the top will be blogged later.

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