19 March 2014
My first hand made top
Inspired by the Great British Sewing Bee I decided to have a go at making a top. After searching long and hard for a pattern I liked and thought I could work with and not finding anything (free) I found a tutorial for making your own pattern from a top you already have (which I can't find again now, typical!). It seemed easy enough and I had a cotton top I love to try and copy.
In the end I'm quite happy with the top I've made. The fabric was very slippy compared to other cottons I've worked with and I found it a bit harder to sew in a straight line as it stretched a bit while I was sewing. I didn't use any lining and rolled the hems round the neck line and sleeves to prevent fraying.
For the finishing touch I added a mini hexagon flower I got with a kit with an issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting.