Top and Flop – Two Jersey Tops

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After I have finished the lavender shawl I still had a 60 cm of a jersey left.

Easy, comfortable and warm (wool bland) jersey top

It was just enough to make a close fitted top for which I used my standard pattern for knitted fabrics. I needed to make a seam at the back – well, you have to compromise somewhere. Continue reading “Top and Flop – Two Jersey Tops”

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MMM 2013 and my business trip

For the fist time I was packing for my business trip with greater concentration then usually.

I had to take into account not only number of days, the weather, meetings, dinners, social activities but the Me-Made-May 2013 challenge as well.

Herewith a summary of my MMM2013 wardrobe during this trip.
Additionally I had to remember to take pictures. They are not so good – taken by phone in a hotel room at the mirror … But here they are:

Just before leaving to the airport 9th May – I am wearing my dark blue jacket (Simplicity 4991) from boiled wool and top based on Jalie pattern 2682:

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New wardrobe essentials in my wardrobe

Looking outside I see winter weather – temperature below zero, snow falling down, ice on the water, cold wind … so it was time to make few summer tops. After this long winter

I have bought these summer fabrics – jersey, on the fabric market few weeks ago and it was high time to make something out of them.

The results below:

1. Two more Day2Night top (Maria Denmark pattern)

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D2N Top of the year

I know I am getting boring with this D2N tops but I promised to take the photos and here they are.
This top is really top of they year!

# 1 Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark)

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I did not use the elastic tape for finishing the back neck line but I used stripe of the same jersey. As you can see I have changed the finishing of armholes in this model as well.
I love working with jersey, sewing on serge – it is so easy…

# 2 Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark)

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The back neck line and armholes I have finished as well with the stripe of jersey only this time I turned it over and stitched.

I like both of them and I will for sure wear them often. Definitely addition to my wardrobe essentials.

Having my camera on I have taken as well photos of my other top I have made base on Vogue pattern 7799. I was posting about it here.

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My skirt with high tail fits as well good and I am really glad with the final result.

Next week there is a huge fabric market – Stoffen Spektakel in Zwolle (NL) – and I am already making a list what kind of fabrics, colours, prints I would like to buy. I am very excited! I am sure there will be a lot of summer fabrics….

Jersey top/blouse

Having my sewing machine broken I could choose from a hand or serge sewing. I have chosen the latest and I have made this red-black top based on the Vogue pattern 7799.

I like this pattern and probably it is not the last time I am using it…

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I still need to finish hems by the sleeves and the bottom though.

My sewing machine is ready – repaired! I will pick it up tomorrow. I will be able to finish the skirt and start on new projects – Yuppie!

Vogue 7799 top–one day project

I was planning to start working on my LBD for the RP contests – but I was too tired and I needed to make something which I could finish in one day.

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I have a lot of patterns and it is always difficult to choose which one shall I make. This time I decided to make top using pattern Vogue 7799 view C.

By the way … as participant of the UFO/Stash Basting Project I can proudly announced that another fabric is gone. It is jersey wool bland in a light grey/beige colour.

I have adjusted the pattern to my size – I have made the bodice 3 cm shorter and sleeves 2 cm shorter – and cut with 0,7 mm seam allowances as I was using only serge to connect the pieces.

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I have stabilized shoulders seam and neckline with a tape. After connecting both fronts to the back I try it on and decided to shorten the shoulder seam about 1 cm.

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I decided to finish the bottom seam with one of the fancy stitches of my HUSQVARNA VIKING Emerald 203 sewing machine.

I like such easy and quick projects. You can see effect almost immediately and I can wear it tomorrow!

My Meisje likes it as well…. Emoticon met brede lach

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So I have took a photo when wearing it… it feels very warm…

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Simple top

While I was looking for a fabric for my LBD I cam across a small piece of a stretch dark blue fabric.

I was planning for some time to try one of my patterns  – simple top, which could be fine to wear under a jacket (or other garment) – so without too much thinking I cut it off.

I used Vogue Pattern 8559 – part D – very easy pattern – almost only lock machine is used.

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I had to shorten the neckband but the rest went easy and the top was ready within – I think – 2 hours.

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The neck line and armhole are finished with the band from the same fabric. I used lock machine to attach them and then top stitch with the sewing machine.

Even though in the pattern description it was sad that the hem is unfinished I have managed to finish the hem with serge and then I used one of the stitches from my sewing machines. Now I have to try it on …