Saturday, April 20, 2013
One top done
You see I rarely go shopping for clothes.I make costumes which are wearable and look great on my human models!!
So far one of the tops is done and now I remember why I a) don't make my own clothes, b) hate shopping for clothes and c) hate photos of myself!
I bought the blue fabric as the practice fabric. The pattern allows far more fabric than required but I went with the suggested quantity, however the pattern is also a bit tight even though I used a size larger than my measurements.
and then the long sleeve - both were horrible
so I left the top as sleeveless. It looks lovely on the mannequin but a bit tight and rather dull on me - (difficult to take pic in the mirror) - it may be OK under a cardie - and it definitely encourages me to work much harder to lose more weight and firm up those saggy arms :-).
I will make the white one using two sizes larger and sleeveless but will make the yoke with the tiny pin tucks.
UPDATE: What I don't understand is that I have found a top in my wardrobe which is exactly the same size and style as the one I have just made but it has sleeves and looks so much better:
So is it something I am doing wrong or is it the fabric - now I think I may try sleeves in the white top.