heatwave

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It has been too hot this week to blog or think, but thankfully the heatwave of 2009 seems to be waning, just in time for the Sock Summit, too!
I tried to wear as little clothing as possible this week, so it was fortunate, I suppose, that I had recently sewed some summer stuff. Melissa had given me this nice cotton lawn. You know, cotton lawn is the greatest fabric. It is so light and delicate and comfy! Unfortunately, it is hard to find, unless you want to buy Liberty of London, and who wouldn’t want to buy Liberty, but it’s spendy stuff, that Liberty.
The pattern is from Sewing Recipe, one of my trusty Japanese craft books (ISBN 457911180X). This pattern has some really cool techniques, like sewing in a liner that encloses the armholes (it was kind of like magic, but I did screw up one side because I got all confused with my poor spatial skills). I did have some issues with sizing. I made the smallest size, but the thing came out huge. I took in about an inch and a half on each side seam, and it really needs to be taken in a little bit in the center (see how it gaps), but there wasn’t anything I could really do about it. I really like this pattern, though, so I am currently in search of some more lawn to make a second top!

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8 Responses to heatwave

  1. Jean Marie says:

    It’s a cute top!
    I’ve had the slightly too large neckline in a top (coupled with I think square shoulders) – I ended up making a couple of darts in the back neck – but I wonder if you could put a couple of pleats in the front neckline as a design feature?

  2. sara says:

    I love this book! (I made a top from this book a few weeks ago: http://www.flickr.com/photos/poohba02/3614205942/.) Totally had to guess on the sizing. It came out a little big but I really like the top and plan on making another. I’m not sure I totally understood the enclosed seams at the armholes? I’ll have to take a look at the instructions again.

  3. monica says:

    So cute! I have to get this book.

  4. Seanna Lea says:

    That top looks great on you even with a little bit of extra room in the neckline!

  5. melissa says:

    Lookin’ good! I may have to get that book too.

  6. Very cute top! Arggggghhh! I have to learn Japanese better so I can start buying some of these books! Everything you make looks 100% my style…sigh…

  7. ahhh cute cute!!

  8. Nicole says:

    I love this top! This is my favorite of everything you’ve made lately.

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