Did you know that you can work up a sweat sewing?
I really did with this one yesterday. My back started hurting and the room was quite warm.
Anyway, after trying this on it really didn't turn out as planned.
This is a top from the Sweet Dress Recipe Japanese book.
Things I learned from this experience:
- DON'T use quilting weight fabric as it doesn't drape very nicely
- The sizing is actually quite 'roomy' and I used the largest size
- I don't like using elastic but it does allow for ease of pulling on and off
- It didn't need the invisible zipper (see point above)
I didn't have any nice voile or drapey fabric on hand so I used this green leaf quilt weight cotton.
It made it very billowy and I didn't like the elastic casing that is used on the collar and the sleeves. If you extend the length it could have turned into a long dress.
The models in the books make it look so good.
I also pulled the elastic out of the sleeves and left them as is. I felt quite uncomfortable with the feel of it. I will really need to pull in the sides if I decide to wear this during winter. It would be nice over a long sleeve top though.
And because those pics were boring, here's one of my girls being crazy.
Make sure you head on over to Stitchbird for her fabric giveaway.
You won't want to miss out on this one!