Friday, December 14, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday

Gee, maybe I'll actually finish this in time to wear it for Christmas Eve. I only have to do the binding.
Trying it on, I found two things: one, the neckline is waaaaay too low. The second is that the sleeves look choppy on me.
Solution to neckline problem: layering. I happen to have a lightweight, rose-colored t-shirt with a wide lace trim around the neck (also a v-neck). It goes perfectly with this.
Solution to sleeve problem--shoving the sleeves up to my elbows. It just made the whole silhouette look much better on me.
I've been working on this off and one for ages now, and will be so happy when I finish. I altered it in both design and fit. If I use the basic pattern again, I'm going to add at least an inch around the neckline.
Please visit Shereen's blog, "Waiting for Him" for more fun with Sew Crafty Friday! And play along, too!


Ginny said...

Your doing a great job. Don't you just have it when you find the pattern problems AFTER most of the work is done? But you've found great solutions. I've also seen women wear a lacey square neck blouse with the the V-necks so that the it adds some modesty to the top. I'll be looking forward to seeing you in your finished product. Have a blessed week.

Mom2fur said...

Thank you, Ginny! Do you have a blog? I'd like to visit, if you do!

Sharon said...

I found you from Brenda's blog. Your top is really cute, I am impressed with anyone who can sew clothes! I don't sew, but I did get a new sewing machine last year for my birthday and I have big plans! I like your ideas for the solutions to your little problems with your top.

Merry Christmas! Sharon

Anonymous said...

thanks for the visit and kind words.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hello....popping in to say hello and I see you are onto another crafty project!!