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5/17/2009

Sewing Green....Literally


I love the color green. So much so that I have to watch that everything in my wardrobe isn't in some lovely shade of that color. But I hadn't yet made anything green this season. So I traced off the HotPatterns Riviera Annisette Top, and made two...one very green, the other with just a touch of green print on the yoke.

This top exceptionally well drafted,
with a nice neckline, and subtle shaping of the side seams.


Two HotPatterns AnnisetteTops

As usual, I couldn't stop myself from
adding some of my own design details:

The top on the left features a yoke made of silk dupionni with the body of the top in cotton/lycra jersey knit. I raised the neckline of this version, and added a CF slit. I wish I could say it was an intended "brilliant" design detail, LOL, but I can't. Because after raising the neckline and making the yoke from a woven fabric (when it was designed for knits) I needed to add a slit to get it over my head ! But I like the way it turned out...something a little different.

The top on the right was made entirely of cotton lycra knit. I added gathers at the CF. Why ? Just because I felt like it...
{ BIG GRIN }

SEWING NOTES: Yokes interfaced with PRO-SHEER ELEGANCE Fusible Interfacing from ~Fashion Sewing Supply~, Shoulder Seams pressed towards the body, so that the sleeve gathers would lay flat (rather than "puff up").

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8 Comments:

Blogger Lori said...

very pretty tops, Pam, it is so nice to see how creative you can be in adult clothing.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Summerset said...

Nice - very light and summery. Great additions to the green collection. I have to be careful with reds . . .

1:10 PM  
Blogger Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I love the design changes. They both look great and I'm sure they must be very comfortable.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Both of these are soooo cute and look like they will be welcome additions to your wardrobe.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Nancy K said...

Cute tops! Great for the summer. I keep seeing great tops I have the patterns for and this is one of them. I need to make it! This is a good top for leftover pieces of knits I just couldn't bear to throw out.

2:53 PM  
Blogger mermaids said...

very pretty! i really need to get this patternsus

3:59 PM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Love, love, love those tops! Hot Patterns has some nice designs. I like the gathers on the white top. Very nice.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Stash said...

Oooooh........ So pretty! Lovely tops! I am a "greeny" too. I would have everything green if I could.

5:58 PM  

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