|StyleArc Dixie Woven Top|
January was a whirlwind, but I did manage to sew a few items. I just didn't get photos yet........
StyleArc Dixie Woven Top
Robert Kaufman chambray
I had to laugh, because I read the instructions after I made the top. So, there are a few missed steps. The biggest difference being the hem finish on the side.
I found the fitting a little tough, but I am SO happy with the results.
Changes to the pattern:
1. I found the front neckline too wide.
2. Changed the shoulder slope for my sloping shoulders.
3. Added about 1 1/4" to the length of the top bodice section. The pattern drawing looked like the joining line was at the top of the bust line, so I had to move it to match mine.
4. Took out a little length in the center back (in the armsceye).
5. Added a 1/2" on the left side to account for more of me.
6. Lowered the sleeve cap and added a slight forward rotated shoulder adjustment.
What I love:
1. Great topstitching detail on this top.
2. After all the fit alterations, it fits like a dream. No pulling or tight spots and I have worn it all day. It is amazing that a well fitted top doesn't move around on your body and need adjustments during the day. It also doesn't bind when you are moving around. Sometimes, a top is just too big overall, not this one. Just love it.
|Side View, Dixie Woven Top|
|Alterations: Sloping shoulders, narrowed the neckline, added about 1 1/4" in length|
|Alterations: Sloping shoulder, reduced length in center back, added length under the armsceye.|
|Alterations: Reduced sleeve cap height, tilted the sleeve cap for forward rotated shoulder.|
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