Saturday, January 15, 2011

Snow Day Top



It snowed here a few days ago and mini-me had a snow day from school so I whipped up this top in the morning.  This is a top that I designed my self  with inspiration of a RTW top I saw.  I used my own measurements and copied the sleeves from a top I already have in my closet.
I like the fit but when I sew this again, I will make the neckline a little bigger.


I also think next time I set in the sleeves I will try a different technique and sew with the 2 piece bodice lying flat before I sew the side seams together.


I sewed without pulling this fabric so I would not have that lettuce effect on the material.
I used a warm & cosy knit material.  I think I will try & draft a pattern for this top as I really like it!  My Model (middle child) & girlfriends  thought I bought this top!


We had fun playing in the snow! It was all gone by that night though! That's Vancouver weather for you - snows one day & sunny the next - love it!
Pics by mini-me (future fashionista)! 


The straps are black stretch cotton and I serged the sleeves and hem. I must of taking this top off at least 10 times to get the straps to fit (that's with me taking measurements too) I really need a dress form!


15 comments:

AllieMakes! said...

VERY cute! I love the stripes! It looks like a ribbed cotton knit? Well done!
Thank you for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you inspire us all with next week!
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Young and Crafty said...

It turned out great! I haven't ventured to trying to sew clothes yet... one day!

Thanks for linking up to FFA!

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

CREATIVE MIND said...

smart idea...black & white is always cool...

anne maskell said...

Great job! It looks fantastic on you!

Seamingly Smitten said...

I love this top! And stripes are always in. What a great idea to add straps to it to keep it up. I thought it was a tank underneath. You did a great job making your own pattern! *I just got a dressform from Kohls.com It's a Singer and if you search for Kohls coupon codes (on google) you can find a 20Percent off coupon. It was cheap!

Anonymous said...

love it

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

This top is lovely!! I really like the material! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays on Truly Lovely! Hope to see you this Friday with another beautiful design!!!

Little Treasures said...

Lovely new top you've made! Stripes suit you well!

Krafty Kat said...

Very cool top- love the black and white stripes! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty With It!

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

very nice! i love restyling clothes!

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jennoreilly said...

very nice, love that fabric!

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Holly Lefevre said...

Nice job...Very cute! A great project for a snowy day!

Tany said...

Very smart top, I love it!