Wednesday, October 13
this is based on the out of print vogue pattern 8385, I went w/ hook & eye and black ties for a more steam punky feel.
i have the exact totally expensive V. Westwood shirt this pattern is seemingly based on.
my version is lined, though not perfectly, and, YES, needs a good press, but i’d just worn it all day ; ) ….. this is a great top for those with a larger chest, btw!
I’d never put in a hook & eye w/ lining etc before, & next time will probably read some techniques, as i just treated it like a puzzle.
i stumbled on www.Veryprarie.com , she has an great blog, with an awesome version of this top,
i’ve made 3 variations so far… very fun and easy to sew.
i also wanna suggest to people who don't sew to consider taking patterns or dresses you dig to a local seamstress etc and have pieces made. you'll be surprised how cost effective it can be, and how great it feels to have fashions that actually fit your specific figure. often a custom made garment will cost you less and fit you better compared to an off the rack designer.
I like the sense of accomplishment i get from making stuff and being creative, be it clothes, collages, acting, what have you... what makes you feel accomplished? xx True