I have been so quiet for a while because I was busy with some stuff that distracted me for updating the blog. But in between my busy hours I am still sewing, making two muslins for my BurdaStyle jacket, tracing a new pattern and preparing a Halloween costume for my boy.
And today, I wanted to show you my two new lace tops. One in strong blue and another one in strong pink. Both of the fabric are from stash that waiting for the right pattern to make.
I bought four sewing magazines two months ago when I visited Portugal, one of them is in Spanish language called MODA de Pasarela. I checked the magazine when I arrived home and I noticed that the content of the magazine is all from Simplicity pattern. Well, I am very happy to have a chance to try Simplicity pattern.
My first choice went to Simplicity New Look Top 6225 view B, you can see the pattern detail here.
The top has scoop neck and raglan short sleeve. It looks cute to wear as everyday wear but still feel girly, especially if using lace fabric. I also think that the top will match well with A-line skirt or skinny jeans as the model in the pattern envelope wearing.
Both of the fabric are lace in strong blue and strong pink color, bias tape in same color for the neckline and same color of threads.
Pattern and adjustments:
For the pattern, I used Simplicity New Look Top 6225 view B size 34. As the original pattern from the magazine come in minimum size 36/38, I have to draw a new line of size 34 by myself.
|image source from simplicity.com|
- I raised the neckline 2 cm
- The bust dart is so low and almost reaching my waist, so I have to move it more to the upper area - 8 cm under my armpit
- The sleeve is a little bit too big and too long, so I have to reduce the amount of the sleeve 4 cm and cut the length 3 cm. Finished with sleeve allowance 3 cm for the first top and 1.5 cm for the second top.
- The top length is too long, so I have to cut it 7 cm. Finished with hem allowance 3 cm for the second top.
The neckline finished with a bias tape which is very easy and fast to sew and the result is nice.
The funny thing is, I made the two top exactly the same way and the same type of fabric. But the result weren't the same, the blue one has wider neckline than the pink one :)
Here are more pictures for you guys to see the top detail,
Full front and back views of me wearing the blue lace top
The closer look of the neckline, raglan short sleeve and the bust dart
The closer look of the hem line, which I messed up and in the end I added a band on it :)
Two more pictures of the top in the dress form, front and back views
And the last two pictures of the pink lace top, front and back views. I didn't wear it, so there is no picture of me wearing this top.
Happy sewing and have a great Friday to you all!