jeudi 29 avril 2010

Self-drafted top

Obviously I can't restrain myself from sewing FOR ME very long! I'd like to show you a top I started a few weeks ago and that I finished yesterday. People please listen: I drafted it myself! Here's the story: I was browsing on Etsy when I came across a beautiful 50's order mail dress with a fitted bodice, an interesting strap-included back and a full skirt. Said back piece was missing but there was a diagram with the parts so I copied the design and drafted a top that would resemble the original pattern. I didn't have enough fabric to make a dress so I went with a peplum.
As usual with me it doesn't fit perfectly BUT remember that I lost a little weight during the last few weeks -I'm not insisting on this fact at all^^- so the top ended quite comfortable at the waist. That's fine with me, it's not a tent either and I can still increase the front darts if needed.
The fabric is black cotton with beautiful and vivid flowers of all sorts on it and I put an invisible zipper at the side. I know I've outdone myself with the following 3 blurry pictures but at least you can get a general idea of the top.

6 commentaires:

  1. That's a terrific top. Nice drafting!

  2. Very nice! You drafted it? Wow! I like the green facing as well. Your fabric choice is really amazing!