Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fall Tops for my Girl

Butterick B5913

Butterick B591,3 View C
McCall's M5693, View A

Floral knit from Chez Ami
Apple print from my quilting cotton stash along with a scrap of denim

Constructions Notes
B5913 runs very short.  If you add at least 2" to the bottom of the skirt, it will also make construction much easier. At it's current length, the bottom of the sleeve and the top hem are at the same spot.   I also used fold-over elastic instead of a self-fabric neckband.

M5693 was done according to the pattern directions.  The front slit is pretty low and for modesty, one needs to wear a camisole.  Less slit..........

McCall's M5693
McCall's M5693

This is the start of fall sewing..............

What are you making?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Ruffle Top by Christine Jonson PatternsN

No. 419 Christine Jonson Patterns

Ruffle Top by Christine Jonson Patterns
Pattern is very easy to follow directions and construct. 

Polyester knit from Hancock Fabric
This fabric is not a great quality, but fine for a quick test run of this pattern.

I made this top in the late spring and it got too hot to wear or model.  Our first breath of fall and temps below 90 degrees, brought out this top.  The knit fabric is textured, so the crossover is a little bulky on me.  Christine Jonson has directions on her website to make this top a little more modest, so I can drop the camisole under it.  I do want to make another soon!

Ruffle Top with a little wind, but you can see the ruffles better.