I have to admit. I was so nervous to start this project. Everything always looks great on the pattern envelope. When you finally get the guts to start and sometimes get to the finished product, you look at it like WTH!! Then it either gets seam ripped apart, scraped, put on a hanger in the back of your closet or balled up on the floor in the back of your closet.
This is 2 yards of fabric purchased from Vogue Fabrics from Chicago, IL.
This company was one of the vendors at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo I attended this past April. The fabric is part of the Galleria Knit Collection.
NOT THIS TIME!! This is the first time that I have started, followed through and finished an actual printed pattern bought from a store. I am very happy with how it came out.
It was great to only have to use TWO pieces to construct this top.
I used washers from my local hardware store as pattern weights. They are crocheted now.
I always use my Ideal Seam Guide (click link to be taken to the post about this amazing tool) to keep my stitch line straight!!
The instructions were straight forward and easy to follow.
In the pictures above and below this description I use a tool called the EZ- Threader. I also bought this tool at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo from the same vendor listed above. I am not sure if this is their tool but it is great to get elastic, rope, piping, etc through casing. It's a lot easier than the safety pin method. Oh...another tool I can't live without.
The halter tube is made the same way pants legs are made. Turning one side, right side out and sticking it the tube that is the wrong side and sewing it.
So this is the finished look.
It is still WAY TO COLD in New England for me to wear this outside. This is the reason why you can't see it all styled up in an outfit yet. I will do an update post the day that I wear it out.
I will definitely make this pattern again in different fabric. I may even extend the length and make it a tighter night out dress instead of the flowing one in View B.
Until Next Time ✌