Saturday, September 26, 2009

*That* wrap top!

Contemplating my wardrobe today, *still*

I'm done with the famous BWOF wrap top, and almost impressed but not quite. It isn't that it looks bad, or is uncomfortable, it was just so hyped. I guess I am just a little lumpy for it. Peggy blames it on the weight of the knit which is probably true. It is a gauzy silk jersey from Emma One Sock and I love, love the colors and the pattern, but it is a bit thin. The looseness of the fabric could also be why it actually seems a tad large.

I actually traced this pattern fairly soon after I got my hands on the magazine. That was over a year ago on the Pattern classifieds. I have actually laid it out twice, but never cut it. It is supposed to be made from 60" fabric, not 45", but I pieced the ties which are incredibly long.

I know you can't see it in this picture, but there is a faux cami for the lower front. I need to add at least 2" to this next time, you can't even tell that it is there! I know, I didn't follow the instructions to finish the top band, but lawdy I dind't understand them! I had my 5/8" seam allowance so I serged it and turned it under for a casing. I cut the elastic about 2" shorter than the top edge, but I have no idea how long that elastic is. I don't know about the half life of elastic, but this has given up on recovery after just 1 wearing.

Don't ya love that print!

I serged the fabric, then turned under the edges and stitched them down with a slight zigzag for finishing. One of these days I will have my coverstitch machine...

Review should be posted by Monday or Tuesday.

I like the top, and I will probably wear it quite a bit. I guess after the hype I was hoping for that "Jalie" wow that I got from this shirt:
It feels good to actually finish something! Now, back to my red jacket and job interview wardrobe.

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