Saturday Morning Sewing & Pattern Search
My plan this weekend was to sew, sew, sew! But as always, you know what happens to the best laid plans. Anyway, I am sewing this morning. I need a new skirt, and since I’ve figured out the last one I made looks good on me – and I feel good in it – I’m going to try to whip out another one.
Sewing Pattern Divas…. I need your help!
I got this top at Target the other day and it’s awesome. I wore it to Hancock’s yesterday, and the sales lady said she’d seen a pattern for the exact same top, but she couldn’t remember where. I’ve only got this good picture of the top, so I’ll try to describe it better.
Now you might say – what? That’s just a cross-over front top. Well, yes, but….
It’s got a slight wrap to the top – probably crosses over about 3″ in the center there, and pulled together with some elastic. There are no gathers under the bust either.
The key feature, however is that the bodice has princess seams (I think that’s what you call the vertical seams that come down over the bust line.) It is self faced and tucked into the seam – that is, the two front center pieces are just folded over and stitched into that long vertical seam, which is then stitched into the empire waistline seam.
Now, if I can’t find a pattern for it, I had bought two sizes of this because I wasn’t sure which I liked, and the large size actually had richer, more saturated colors of the same print. I may just not return the top and deconstruct it and make my own pattern.
But before I do that, I am asking all of you if you know what pattern most closely resembles this. Remember, that princess seam on the bust line is the key. I looked last night and couldn’t find anything close.
So what is the new skirt going to be, you ask?
Well, I found a soft aqua/turquoise solid poly jersey and I’m just going to make a plain skirt with another lettuce hem to wear with this top. This top looks hot on me, and tonight I NEED TO LOOK HOT! WHY?????
Because I have a date.
Yup, you heard me right. A real, live date, with someone tall, handsome, and charming. Wish me luck and that I don’t screw this up or that he doesn’t stand me up or anything. What will be, will be – and I’ll tell you more later.
Meanwhile, take a look at the bundle of squishyness (the smaller male) over on my daughter’s blog. Evan really is going to be a hottie like his daddy and mommy are.
Later! I have to get that fabric cut out before the little boys arrive as I’m watching them while my daughter and son help their best friends move into their first new home as homeowners! Congrats Josh and Tiffany! I can’t wait to see your place.