Monday, May 30, 2016

Sleeveless Summer Top



This top is my first attempt at pattern-drafting. It's something that I'm very interested in learning. I followed Sandy's instructions for drafting a kurti (Indian traditional clothing). She has a lot of free patterns on her blog but they are not your ordinary pdf patterns - she instead provides you with instructions to draft the pattern for yourself. Drafting the pattern was so much fun, but my measurements were not accurate - my pattern ended up being too big, so I lost a lot of material trying to downsize it.


Overall I'm pleased with the top, but I think I'm going to re-do the front opening to make it neater. I had a hard time with the edges of the front opening. 


I really love the high neck collar. I'd like to make this top again in a heavier material after summer's over. 


Anyway, today is Memorial day here in the U.S. - we're honoring and remembering those who died serving this great nation. May God bless all our men and women in uniform, and keep them safe.


I hope you all have a wonderful week. Happy Sewing!

17 comments:

  1. I love it.. Looks cute on you.
    I have never tried drafting.. I know I would mess it up big time.lol

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  2. lol, you are too talented, Judy - you'd be great at it! Thanks a lot.

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  3. Es muy bonito, el color me encanta.
    Besos

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  4. Es muy bonito, el color me encanta.
    Besos

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  5. Muchas gracias, Reme. También me gusta mucho el color. Y la tela es muy cómoda.

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  6. Wow! The top looks fab on you! It's good for summer. Is that silver and blue striped fabric? I love your fabric choice! Well done!

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  7. The stripes are gold - with glitters. Thanks a lot, Cat.

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  8. Pretty top. I'd love to try pattern drafting again. Thank you for the link :)

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  9. Nice work. That is a really cool idea to get the instructions like that.

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    1. Yes, it's definitely challenging but fun. Thanks a lot.

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  10. You are on a roll! You created another beautiful garment!! It suits you well!

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  11. Although it may be a bit large, I think you can get away with it as it is more a casual tunic style. Looks lovely. I guess when you draft a pattern you also have to know how to finish it as well - no instructions when you do it yourself. But your figured it out and it looks good.

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  12. Yes, it's definitely meant to be a tunic top. Thanks a lot, Liz.

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