Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday Night Sew In: The Result

Friday night was a success!  I managed to finish sewing my garment.  I'm not sure why I procrastinated doing this because it was actually a very easy garment to sew!  It probably took me about 20 minutes to complete.  The pattern says it takes one hour to complete and that's about right - from cutting and assembling the pattern, to cutting the fabric then sewing it, not much longer than one hour in total.  The edges of the fabric are left raw which cuts down on the sewing time.  I think it almost looks like a dancers workout top, with the boatneck and raw edges.

The finished product

The top is actually quite long on one side; if it was a little bit longer I could wear it as a dress.  In fact, I might do that.  I think I might alter the pattern a little so it's a bit longer and will cover my legs a bit more.

The other side is pretty indecent but as you can see from the above photo, it's quite long on one side.

And lastly, my outfit for today wearing my new top

The light blue colour in the fabric matches a pair of hoop earrings I have perfectly!  Bonus!  I tucked it into my skirt as the bottom part is pretty fitting and would really only look good with leggings.  I am definitely not a leggings gal though so I will only be wearing it tucked in I think.

My next sewing project will be a dress, for spring!


  1. OOOOH! Sassy! I like it :) I'd totally wear that with some wide-leg jeans.
    Good job!! I wish I had the patience to sew....there are so many garments I have in mind I'd like to wear, but don't see them at the stores.

  2. Wow!! You did a fantastic job!! It looks really good on you. You're right, it would make a cute dress with alterations.

  3. Hiya,
    thanks for stopping by my blog and admiring my bunnies! I just love them! FNSI is a great excuse for sewing, sorry husband, can't cook, gotta sew! Can't wait for the next one.
    Love the top by the way, people who make clothes are so talented.

  4. Very impressive! I would probably put it over jeans, but it looks really good with a skirt like you are wearing it. Nice work.

  5. I like your top!!

    And nice quad line too, haha.