Angela Wolf Pattern
Fabric: Rayon Spandex Jersey Knit from Joann's Fabrics
I made a new top....finally! I have been so busy this summer that I have hardly had any time to sew. I had to take a little break too in order to get my tendinitis in my right wrist to heal. It's slow going with the healing, but I'm noticing definite improvement now. Anyway, I've made a new top!
First off, I decided to use dye remover. I cut out my shirt and then basted my seams together, leaving off the neckband so it would remain a solid red color. Next I used 6 rubber bands to bind small and large areas of my shirt. I got the idea from one of Angela Wolf's video's on FaceBook. She is doing a sew-a-long right now for her jeans too if you are interested!
So now about the pattern. I really like it. My bust and hip measurements fell into the size small. My waist fell into the XS size, but I didn't want to adjust the pattern any and I'm glad I didn't; it's so nice and drapey. I considered adjusting the length of the pattern since I'm short waisted, but decided to leave it long so it could blouse a lot. The bottom of the hem fits snugly, which I love too. The neckband is sewn where it wraps around like binding and has a very nice and even finish.
You don't have to put in the shoulder slits if you don't want to. It takes a little more time, but it's nice having some skin peak through. The seam allowance edges of my slits are sewn down with my cover stitch machine.
I think this top looks fabulous with jeans and I will definitely be making more. I will probably live in several during the winter time too. I'm already feeling anxious to make one with long sleeves.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley