I have been wanting to get these photos up for a week now and forget to have Tim do the photos. The one I took of myself in the mirror. I see lots of ladies who do this well, but I can't seem to get the hang of it.
Anyway, the pattern, using my normal 12, was very large. Luckily I had done a muslin of it and altered the muslin and it fits well. I was glad I made the sleeves according to the pattern, even though they seemed kinda floppy, which I feared might annoy me. I put a snap halfway down the sleeve opening and added a button for decoration. The buttons are vintage ones from mom. I just love the buttons!
There is one problem, as you can see in the last picture. The back princess seam by the arm scythe is much too large. I have been wanting to get into pattern drafting, and have read a couple of books on it. I just might have to use this as my first pattern drafting trial. Much more research will have to be done first!
I love this top and the way it fits. The fabric is fantastic. It's a nice cotton/poly that washes up beautifully.
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