July 2011 FNSI: What I Worked On
What I worked on for FNSI: B 5046 Front Wrap Top with Insert at Waist
I want to get back into sewing clothing for myself again, but it has been a while and I have put on weight since my last completed/wearable project, so I decided to see if this pattern would fit.
I cut this pattern out about 2 years ago and it has been sitting in one of my PHD (Projects Half Done) bins ever since.
I don’t really like the fullness of the lower part of the top, but I thought I might like it as a dress. To save fabric in case the fit was way off, I decided that I would first try this pattern as a top made from an inexpensive fabric ~ I guess that would qualify it as a muslin.
When I pulled this out of the PHD bin, I thought that even if I did not like this top when finished, going through the steps of marking and sewing it would re-familiarize me with the process of garment sewing.
My skills are a bit rusty, but working on this project has fanned the flame of my interest to make more clothes for myself.
It is not finished, yet, and I thought about not finishing it at all because it really looks home made, but I can use the practice placing and stitching the button holes and binding the armholes, etc. Maybe it will be an around the house top.