Sunday, January 12, 2014

Progress on KS 4028

I almost finished the top this afternoon.  Work and life in general got in the way and now my energy is gone. 

Let me say at first I thought this top was going to be huge.  I cut a medium through the neck, shoulder and upper chest area, grading to large from bust to hemline. I raised the center front neck area on this top as I thought, rightfully so, that it would end up being too low for my liking and aging neck/chest area. 

When I held the front piece up before sewing, I thought wow this is still going to be low and huge.  I stay stitched the front and back necklines to keep any extra stretch from occurring.  I stitched the shoulders and then basted the side seams. After stitching the center back seam of the collar,  I then basted this to the neck area.  Once I tried it own, I was pleasantly pleased with the fit except for the length of the top, it looked like a tunic  and came to right below my thighs, much longer than a top that was to end at the hip line.

I cut off 1.5 inches from the bottom of the top then stitched the side seams and collar.  I also found some labels that I had misplaced and sewed one to the neckline.  I need to find a new label source.  These I bought from a seller on Etsy, who seems to not have a shop open at this time.

I only have to thread the coverstitch machine and hem the sleeves and top.  I have to travel for work again tomorrow so this will have to wait until I return.

I will leave you with a look at the work in progress laying on cutting table.
Off to pack and take some down time.

6 comments:

  1. The neck design looks difficult. What type of fabric did you use. The top so far looks most professional.

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    1. Thanks Jackie!. The neckline was not difficult but I found it way too low for me. The fabric is ITY knit from Fabric Mart.

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  2. This pattern looks interesting! I like the neckline. Looking forward to seeing it when it is completed. It might be a pattern I will have to buy!

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    1. It is interesting pattern. I just posted how I am not happy with the outcome. The neckline is just too low! There is a lot of drape also

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  3. Firstly I love your fabric color, and am loving the neckline.Waiting for the finished top

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    1. I loved the color also but I am no liking the outcome.

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