I knew I better make a muslin of the McCall 5145 Top. I liked that the top had a front and back yoke. I had a million ideas for the yoke.
My muslin was from a thrift store cotton sheet. I had to make a sway back adjustment. A horizontal 2" dart at center back, tapering to nothing at the side seams. The adjustment helped the back of the shirt hang better.
|Simplicity 1279 Muslin Sway back View|
I did take in 1/2" at the waist at each side seam to give the shirt a little more shaping. I don't need to look like a big square box on top! I also decided to make the sleeves 3/4 length.
|Simplicity 1279 Muslin-Front View|
|Simplicity 1279 Top-Front View|
|Simplicity 1279 Top-Back View|
|Simplicity 1279 Top|
|Simplicity 1279 Shirt-Yoke|
|Simplicity 1279 3/8" Hem Foot|
Update: I have worn the Simplicity 1279 and even though the pictures are not my favorites of me wearing the top, I LOVE IT! It so was cool and comfortable. I am in LOVE with this top now.
|Simplicity 1279 Lace Yoke Shirt|
I have a Maggie London soft cotton fabric with little dogs on it that I think will be great for this pattern. I am thinking about having the sleeves with elastic at the hem to wear them at 3/4 length.
|Maggie London Dog Print Fabric|
|Sewing Patterns jammed into dresser drawer|
|Filing Cabinet Drawer Ready|
That's a lot of dress patterns! They are sorted by maker & then numerical. I should be able to find them now and not buy duplicates!
|All My Dress Patterns-Nice & Neat|
I've had company in the sewing room lately. Lulu, our pug seems to miss dear daughter while she's at school.
I have been so busy sewing and organizing that I am behind on my Project Runway viewing. Dear Hubby comes home from work between 3 and 5 in the morning (not so quietly), I can't always go back to sleep. I caught up on all three Project Runway episodes.
Edmond earned the winner this time. The guys + Marlene team did a wonderful job. They were all very nice designs. They were a team. No drama, no backstabbing. (That's the way guys work).
The girls on the other hand were a hot mess! I felt for Ashley the whole episode. Girls are mean! Amanda going home was just inevitable. I am not a fan of team challenges because I like to see each person's design without influences from the others.
I'm hoping to get back to the fall sewing soon.
Until next time.........................