So I got myself a copy of the tank top pattern as soon as I found out and started cutting and taping all the pattern pieces together. I quickly sewed up a non wearable muslin to check for size measurements and then dove straight into the precious Liberty Tana Lawn I had been saving for just such a project.
I was a little hasty as a day later I got a revised copy of the pattern more suitable for non US paper sizes. The result was a little struggle with the neck binding, but I persevered and it looks nice enough now.
|I should have given it a quick iron before the photo but lets just say this is me keeping it real, when I wear the top it creases ;)|
I chose not to do the pocket, I think it is cute but I like the top just as well without it. I love the shape and the fit of this top, it is everything Jenny is so very clever at, simplicity at it's best. I like the low cut front and no gaping armholes excellent!
The only thing that isn't working as well for me is the back of the neckline. Unfortunately I couldn't capture this on photo ( it is tricky taking photo's of yourself!) but it stands up a little.
I may have to take in the shoulder seams but I am worried it will leave me too little room at the arm holes. Or perhaps I should have lowered the neckline at the back a bit...any ideas?
I am not too fussed as I tend to wear my hair down anyway but I do want to improve my dressmaking skills so I know in the future how to fix these little things.
In other news, I am the featured Blogger's Quilt Festival quilter on Amy's blog today!
The sun is shining, I must go out to play.
Have a lovely weekend,