Thursday, June 05, 2008

books, and a new spring (summer) top

Here is the aforementioned library booty. Teaching myself pattern drafting seems rather ambitious, but, seriously, how hard can it be? (Famous last words).
how to design your own clothes and make your own patternsdesigning apparel through the flat patternmake your own patternsthe complete guide to pattern makingcreative pattern designingpattern drafting for dressmaking

Here's a knit top I made several months ago in anticipation of summer. It was wishful thinking then, big time, BUT summer is finally here.
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The pattern is Simplicity 3882, view D, the one in the scary red camo print. As much as I love camo, I opted instead for a solid gray-ish lilac-ish knit that I picked up a while ago from the thrift store.

I did add 3 inches to the hemline, and if (when?) I make this one again, I'll add some length to the bust pieces, too. There was just about no fabric to work with to make the casing under the bust.

Overall, it's a quick sew, and quite comfy, too, especially for sitting around pretending I'm going to teach myself pattern drafting.


Mrs.French said...

Your top is lovely and good luck on your pattern endeavors...I am excited to see what you come up with!

Anonymous said...

Very cute top. I might have to pick up that pattern. I'm just starting to sew again after a 5 year hiatus. Good luck with your pattern making!

red_swirl / ginevra said...

Ahh, me too, I'd like to teach myself pattern drafting ... don't have a lovely top to lounge around in while doing so, 'tho! The bust line looks like a perfect fit from the photo, and the colour's very calming ;)