Hi! Fitting in with this months theme I’m using a liberty print constellation fabric called Kevin but first off, sticking with the liberty theme, check out my new fabric. They’re both Liberty lawn. The green one is called Kit and the grey is Anderson. I have no idea what to make out of it but I’m sure inspiration will hit soon enough. Also these arrived today. Ooops! It appears I’ve been online pattern shopping after wine o’clock!!!!! I don’t like making tops and I don’t have much luck with Tilly patters so I’m not sure what I was thinking at the time. I really must show a little self restraint when pattern shopping. I’d love to find a Tilly pattern that works for me so wish me luck with these.
Sewing land has been pretty quiet over here but I have managed to squeeze in a cami top. I’ve had nothing but disasters when it comes to tops so working with silk crepe is probably not a smart move……. what the hey! let’s get stuck in.
After having a go at Tilly’s Fifi pattern I’m feeling a little more confident with french seams and this stitched up super fast and really well.
Along the way I’ve tried to use all the tips I’ve picked up over the last year. Firstly I used a little spray starch to stop the fabric from shifting too much and also used a rotary cutter instead of scissors. The other thing I used is wonder tape to help finish the narrow hems. I needed to take an inch out of the back to stop the saggy neckline and I need to look into the dreaded FBA.
In conclusion a great little top but not for me, not great but wearable. So I’m still looking for a pattern which flatters a larger bust, maybe Tilly will come to the rescue?so wearable silk camisole top just in time for winter. Should of thought that through better, Oh well. Got a new hat though!