As promised in my previous post, here is my new top that I made especially to wear with my orange shorts. The top has round front neckline, V-back, short sleeves, and loose fitting. In the end of my work, I have to make a tube top with straps because the top is transparent :)
1.5 yards of jersey net in black colour and black thread
Pattern and modification:
I worked on the front bodice first by removed the dart. I slashed the dart and drew a straight line from the dart point down to the waist. And then drew a new waistline.
After that I worked on the back bodice by removed the dart and added 1.5 cm to the outer side. Then drew a new line of the side and waistline.
As I wanted a loose top, I slashed the front and back bodice at the center front and back to the middle of the armholes and added 1.5 cm.
Also I reduced the front neckline 2 cm at the shoulder and 1 cm at the center front. Then drew a new front neckline.
Reduced the back neckline 2 cm at the shoulder and 15 cm at the center back. then drew a new V-back.
I did the same thing on the sleeve, I slashed in both sides 1.5 cm. Then drew a new sleeve pattern.
Here is my drawing process
The sewing process of this top is fine, I pin and sew them as usual. The only little bit tricky was sewing the neckline. The fabric was so slippery to work with. I was thinking to use neck band but I gave up, I just folded the neckline at the seam allowance 1 cm and sew it along using twin needle.
The sleeves and hem allowances was 2 cm, also sew them with twin needle.
Here are two pictures of the final top, front and back views,
For the tube top, I used my husband t-shirt that he doesn't use anymore.
I measured my waistline and added 7 cm. Then I made a rectangle shape and cut my fabric in two pieces (front and back). Sew the front and back, right sides together. Folded the upper part 1.5 cm, stitch along but left 2 cm at the center back to insert the elastic.
Insert the elastic ( I used 1 cm elastic). Sew both end of elastic together and closed the opening area.
To make the straps, I cut the remaining fabric. Folded right sides together, pin and sew.
Then sew the straps onto the bodices, front and back.
Here is the result,
Now, I want to show you The Shorts detail
I finished this shorts last month and it was a part of my Magam June, but I decided to publish the detail after I have the top to wear with it.
1.5 yards of orange linen from stash, it was a leftover of my previous project BurdaStyle Tie Skirt.
Fusible interfacing, normal zipper, hook n eye fastener, gingham fabric for pocket and threads
Pattern and modification:
I used BurdaStyle pattern, Velvet Shorts 08/2014 size 34.
I omitted the bottom fold. Added the shorts length 6 cm.
Added both sides 1.5 cm and added the waistband 3 cm.
Also, instead of using the button closer for the waist band, I used hook n eye fastener
The sewing process was ok. The instructions were clear to follow.
The inner pocket was using gingham fabric, a very light and soft cotton that's good to avoid bulky.
Here is my process of sewing the pocket,
After the pocket done, I pin and sew the shorts as usual. The tricky part was to sew the front fly but glad I managed to finish it nicely. Well, not perfect but I am happy with it :)
Then, I hem the shorts 3 cm.
Nothing more I can explain about my work on this shorts. I just want to show you the closer look of the front, back and the pocket views
And the last three pictures of me wearing my summer outfit, side - back and front views
As I mentioned in the beginning, this post is my mixing Magam June and July with themes " stashbuster" and "sew bookish".