Monday, September 19, 2016

Lace Crop Top Sweater

I finished my first project for Magam and September Sew For 30-2016 and happy with the result :)This crop top has a boat neck style and 3/4 sleeve length, I think it will be nice to wear with trousers or high-waist skirt.
I didn't wear it yet but I will when the weather getting fresh :)

Materials: I used 1.25 m of lace fabic in light blue colour and same colour of thread.
Pattern: BurdaStyle Crop Top Sweater 08/2016 #106 size 36. I didn't make any change to the pattern, I used the same length as the original pattern and the result is little bit longer on me than on the model, which I liked :) Also, I used 1.5 cm seam allowance in all edges and 4 cm hem allowances.

The process of making this top was enjoyable, except matching the lace lines. I spent one morning matching - pinning and sew them in place :)

I used my overlocker machine to sew all the raw edges and sew the neckline using sewing machine. The pattern suggested to hand sewing the neckline but I prefer sewing machine. I trimmed the seam allowance to 7 mm and sew the raw edge using an overlocker. After that I pinned along the neckline and carefully sew around it.

What I like most about this top is my work on matching the lace lines, it does match each other nicely :) Hope you can see it...

The sleeve hem finished with a lovely detail as shown in the picture below. All done by sewing machine, I pinned and sew along the folded area and sew around the sleeve hem.

As the lace is transparent, I decided to sew a tank top to wear under it. I used the leftover denim jersey knit from Shift Dress and copy the pattern from my RTW tank top.

The process of sewing the tank top is quite fast and easy. But I think it deserves to write the detail in the separate post. I will do it in the next couple of days :) Here is the sneak peak of the tank top in progress...

This top is part of Magam September Challenge  hosted by Sarah Liz and September Sew For 30-2016, you can find out more about this on Star's Threads.
Happy Sewing!

Love, +Hana Velvet Ribbon