I posted on 21st August (last week) under the title Garment Sewing Fun……I showed the pattern and fabrics I intended to sew up. Well…..would you believe it, I got a few UFO’s (Unfinished Objects) made up!
This is the Ivy top on the Sewing Workshop Collection pattern: Odette & Ivy
OK, so I really should learn from my previous experience with these patterns……they are huge! I made up a medium as usual as I was not really thinking. I should have made a small or even extra small. Go figure. I also did not like the sleeves so I removed them and just bound the armholes with self fabric after I had seriously reduced the size by taking in the seams and lifting the shoulders. I made notes & popped them in the pattern envelope so hopefully I will take heed next time and cut a much smaller size! I found the length super long. It pretty much reaches to my knees which is way longer than I usually have for these sorts of loose over tops. However, I had no intention of cutting off that lovely polka dot mesh so it will just have to be long! Naturally I used my ELNA serger with its wonderful stretch knit program throughout. Only sewing I did with my sewing machine was the binding on the neck & armholes. And I used the JANOME MC8900 for that. I used 3 different black fabrics and here it is:
OK – gotta get back to my sewing room to try to get a few more things made before I set off on my travels again!