Remember this top? I finished it! It’s far from perfect but I I’ll wear it anyway and keep tweaking the pattern.
Looks pretty good from the front, yes? (I’m in a better mood than I look.) I used the bird print from the same collection as the previous top. There still are some issues.
First, the back.
Those wrinkles aren’t bad fitting. I had Mr. Mouse pin my back and trace the new sewing line on the first top. I told him not to pull too tight so that I would still have some wearing ease. But there was one spot, right at the middle of the back, where he didn’t pull it tight enough. I had this little bump of fabric there. I had him pin it out. Only the top was fully sewn, hemmed and everything. I only unpicked the zipper along the bump and a little above and below and readjusted from there. Not a perfect job at all, hence the wrinkles.
And then, the other problem. You can’t really tell from the front and back. I recut the neckline to make it more open but it gapes now. Like this.
Okay, that’s a lot worse than in reality. I must have been in a funny position, with the top hiked up or something. Yeah, that’s it. You can see at the shoulders. They’re normally well placed on my own shoulders.
I have to admit that this sewing for myself is getting tiring. I’m feeling a little burnt out on muslins and adjusting, you know? I just want to take a pattern, sew it up, and love it. But to get to the point where I have a bunch of tried and true patterns, I have to go through this adjusting phase. So I’ll keep working on this one. It’s great for quilting cottons, it’s easy to wear (and make) and it looks just a little bit more polished than a T-shirt, you know? And I’ll take breaks with Jalie patterns…