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Tried and tested top

sewingj

Tried and tested top
« on: January 16, 2020, 10:07:49 AM »
I`ve got quite a few projects that I "should" be doing this winter but they are all quite challenging and I`ve got enough stress in my life at the moment without adding to it.  I did want to do some sewing though so I decided to make this top which started off as
https://www.sewessential.co.uk/misses-tops-mccalls-pattern-6964?gclid=CjwKCAiAsIDxBRAsEiwAV76N8zXA9vt1gT8aCtKFlrgrX9vNl3sDMCUxSW41q3_H9m9mNEEuM5FKRBoCHFIQAvD_BwE

I have altered it though to accommodate my fat tummy, small bust and dropped right shoulder.  I`ve also made the round neck lower (and previously have made the v-neck higher). I also used a neck facing rather than a neck band.   All of these alterations are things I would never have attempted until a few years ago (following advice from TSPers or gleaned from the internet) so I always feel quite pleased with myself when they work out!  The fabric is a cotton jersey which is my preferred option for sewing and wearing

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Elnnina

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 10:26:53 AM »
Well done sewingj that looks like a lovely top and certainly my colours.  Also love your coat hanger, noticed that there is something on the hanger presumably to stop the garment from slipping off?

Goth Gardiner

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 10:28:21 AM »
Nice!  Neckline  is beautifully done.
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Greybird

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 10:29:30 AM »
I like that - it's lovely! Nice fabric too.

Ellabella

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 10:31:38 AM »
Lovely top, fabulous colour.

sewingj

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 10:55:12 AM »
@Elnnina   they are extra thick adjustable hangers really designed for use when hanging clothes for drying.  I got them from Scotts of Stow but I don`t think they sell them anymore

JudyN

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 11:34:22 AM »
I love the colour :loveit:

snoozi soozi

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 11:41:10 AM »
Your stitching looks v neat, great job  :)

Ohsewsimple

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 12:09:36 PM »
Nice job.  Love the fabric.  So many prints I find are very large and no good to me at a mere 5 ft tall. 

Nevis5

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 15:11:47 PM »
It's looking great, @sewingj  ! Add me to the queue of 'love the fabric' lovers xx

sewingj

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 15:25:24 PM »
thankyou for all of your kind comments.  The fabric came from here, but I`m afraid that pattern is sold out now

https://www.loubodufabrics.com/collections/jersey-prints

So Chic

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 16:53:59 PM »
@sewingj   I have this pattern and will now think about making it up as your's looks so good.

@Elnnina   John Lewis have have shaped non-slip hangers and cost £9.50 for a set of three.
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Elnnina

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2020, 19:53:51 PM »
Sewingj and So Chic, Thank you for the info about the coat hangers I will go and have a look next time I am in John Lewis.

Puzzler

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2020, 20:37:06 PM »
New to me fabric shop but I get so frustrated when so many fabrics on the site show as sold out.

Ploshkin

Re: Tried and tested top
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2020, 07:23:18 AM »
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I get so frustrated when so many fabrics on the site show as sold out.
Me too.  I'm also bemused by some of the things depicted on jersey prints.  Last year cacti seemed to be common - why cacti?
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