Having some extra time to get into the sewing room and work is a luxury. Yesterday I managed to get Vogue 1247 finished up to the point where I need to add a neck facing. This is pretty simple and is truly just a binding. Once this is applied the top will be almost finished.
The construction of this pattern – and here’s the pattern BTW
I’m using my serger! I am amazed at how fast the seams are completed and are all nice and neat and beautiful. I will not be afraid of this machine again!
The neck facing will go on now that all of the pieces are together which represent the neckline. Then the lower front pieces are sewn together and stitched to the upper front. Then the side seams and the addition of the arm cuffs, hemming, etc. and it will be done.
I am at a preliminary fitting stage which I will do this morning. Onto the dress form it will go and I will be able to see if it is flattering and if I need to adjust any part of the fit. Getting this pattern perfect is my goal as I have purchased a lot of silk fabric to make many of this top. I like the lines and the flow – we will, of course, skip the mini-skirt – although it might look ok with leggings on someone who is a bit younger than me. A lot younger than me.
Here are some of the fabrics I have purchased with an eye on this pattern:
The last one is a rayon/viscose knit. While the pattern doesn’t call for a knit, I think it would work well and be a go to tee-shirt pattern.
Later today I will add some pictures of the adjusted pattern and the top so far …………