Today post is about my last garment of 2014 and also my December garment of MAGAM Challenge :)
As I mentioned on My Facebook Page some days ago this top is based on Spanish sewing magazine "Moda Diana" no.75 - 3P
I was planning to make the top with purple knit fabric only but I decided to add color block with dark purple knit because I want to make a not so boring basic top.
At the end of my work, I liked my new top and I am happy to have one more casual top that I can wear with my jeans :)
Pattern And Alterations:
As I mentioned in the beginning, for the pattern I used Spanish sewing magazine "Moda Diana" no.75 - 3P size 34/36. The minimum size of the original pattern is 38/40, so I have to grade down the pattern to size 34/36 with following alterations,
- I omitted the darts (bust darts and back darts)
- Made a color block by slashed the front top pattern in two pieces
- Shorten the sleeve length 2 cm
- Reduced the length of the top 10 cm
- Finished the top with 2.5 cm sleeve allowance and 4 cm hem allowance
2 yards of knit cotton in purple color, 1/2 yards of knit cotton in dark purple and same color of thread.
This is my first work on pattern based on Moda Diana Magazine, so I expected that the pattern will be different, at least in the size.
Well, I was right. After I sew all the pieces together, the top still too big for me.
The shoulder was too big. So, I have to add darts in both front and back side at the middle of the shoulder 1 cm. The length of the front dart is 10 cm and the length of the back dart is 15 cm.
Also, the top was too big. So, I have to reduce (slim down) both sides of the top 2.5 cm.
The rest of the process was fine. I didn't translate the instructions but I just follow my self-taught. I sew the top like any other previous top. The only new thing was the finishes neckline. I just flip the seam allowance 1.5 cm at the neckline inside - pin it all around and sew it using twin needle. The result was good, the neckline laid nicely :)
Here are some pictures of my top, front and back views with the closer look
|the closer look of the finished neckline and the shoulder dart|
|the closer look of the back shoulder dart|