Me Made May and More

My head is so filled with apartment hunting and the stress of moving that I can hardly focus on anything else.  It feels like there’s this annoying fly harassing me all the time.  Seriously.  All. The. Time.  Fashion Revolution Day just passed me by this year.  And I chose not to do a pledge for Me Made May.  I’m having a hard enough time keeping up with the girls’ school activities without adding in the daily selfies.  Still, I actually have been wearing at least one item that I’ve made everyday.  And I decided to make my May sewing all about me.

I already have three T-shirts done that I need to photograph and I’m working on a woven top.  Burda 7051. I’ve been craving easy to wear woven tops and that one is perfect for Summer.  I like all 4 views but started with A, size 16.  That’s the one that matches my upper bust measurement.  I did take the time to measure the pattern pieces too.  I wanted something quite close fitting but not too tight.  I picked some quilting cotton from a collection that you’ve seen around these parts before.  I figured if I had to start over, it wouldn’t break my heart…

And here’s what we have.


Perfect fit in front!  Ignore the wrinkles at the waist. It’s the ruching on the skirt underneath that’s showing through.  I was dreading repeating the Peony experience but nope.  Well almost nope.  Do you see in that picture how it seems to be sticking up in the back a little? Look.


(Side note: That pattern placement is not working. Need to recut.)  Can you see how it sticks out in the upper back?  Look from the side.


See?  I had the same problem with Peony.  Must have a small back or better posture than I thought.  Or something.  It’s going to be an easy fix.  I just need to get Mr. Mouse to pin the center in until we get a good fit.  There’s a zipper there so all I need to do is remove the excess along that center line.  Easy peasy.  I may also redraw the neckline.  It’s a little high, no?  Even if I remove the 5/8″ seam allowance, I think it’ll be high.  I may have another top ready for the weekend!

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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3 comments on “Me Made May and More
  1. Charity says:

    The fit in the front is really great! The neckline does seem high to me too.


    • Thank you! I’m really happy not to have to make any adjustments to the front. I’ve now changed the neckline and need to redraft the facing but if I can get this done and photographed fast, I’ll have something to show next week!


  2. […] this top?  I finished it!  It’s far from perfect but I I’ll wear it anyway and keep tweaking […]


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