M7163

M7163 is complete. I do want to make one more tweak to the back pattern piece.  I decided to post pictures of the top even though the shorts I am wearing is not what I would plan to wear this top with and I did not have make up on or hair styled at the time.

Though the fabric description is labeled as lightweight, I think it is more mid weight which leads to bulkier look than the pattern actually calls for.

So without further ado--------
front view


Side view

Angel wings--year of the sleeve














Back View

The back is too full in the upper back area; I think you can see this in the side view more. I made my usual 5/8 swayback adjustment but did not make an upper small back adjustment.  I am going to undo the side seams in right under the arms and reduce the back width in that area and then restitch.  I need the fullness at the hip area so will then ease back into the hip area as it is now.

The neckline casing was a pain in the butt.  The instructions call for 1/2 inch elastic to be inserted into two parts of the casing.  Should I make this again I would perhaps just use 3/4 inch elastic and have only one section to insert the elastic.  

I started to shorten the length of the top and wish I had.  I cut the fabric on a single layer so I could flip the pattern piece over and match up the embroidered edge.

This pattern has a lot of ease in it and I actually cut out and sewed an XS.  Based on bust, waist and hip measurements, my usual medium would have had me way too much fabric.  

All in all I am OK with the pattern.  In reality I just don't wear this type of top much, I have been sewing and wearing knits for so long, that I forget how things may look in a woven.  I think after I take out some of the fullness in the back and style it with longer pants/jeans, I think I will like it.

Next project-back to cold shoulder knit top using this pattern.  I have seen several positive reviews for this pattern.  I hope I have the same results.


Comments

  1. I love your fabric, and agree there is too much fabric across the back. Could you add some darts at the back neckline to eliminate some of it there while retaining the ease for the hip? I am speculating.. part of my own learning curve on how to improve the fit of my garments.

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    1. I thought about darts and not sure how that will impact the look of the border. It is still an idea that I am thinking about.

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  2. I absolutely love your embroidered border and think that you did a nice job in making this top. I am learning to be leery of patterns described as loose fitting as so many of them do have you using way too much fabric. I am sure that when you make the tweaks that you mentioned you will have this fitting exactly to your liking.

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  3. The fabric is gorgeous! I do hope that you manage to tweak this to your satisfaction, because it definitely needs to be worn.

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    1. Thank you Irene. I think I can get it to look more like I want.

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  4. I LOVE the fabric and think it's worth working on a little more to get the fit how you like. So pretty.

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  5. I too think the fabric is special and you will figure out a way to make it work for your style.

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  6. While it may not be just perfect YET, I'm confident you'll get there! This is simply beautiful! You look awesome wearing it, too.

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    1. Thank you! I hope to make a final tweak this evening after work!

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