I hope all is well with you in blogland. Recently I've spent hours perusing a lot of websites and blogs and seen what everyone is making up and what is fashionable. A couple of recurring themes at the moment are tops made from sheer fabrics, another is lace. These two themes coupled with access to more of my stash led me to see how I could use two favourite patterns designed for knits in a different way. The first is this georgette top
I used view C with the ties that go through a loop, with a bit of length through the body from view B and added 1 cm to the shoulder seams and 2cm to the body seams for enough ease in a woven with no give. All seams were done on the serger and all edges were done with the serger's rolled hem. Super easy. Now I have to wait for the sunny spring days to wear them with capris and sandals! (And of course a shoestring tank top for modesty).
Another top made from knit pattern is this lace top
New Look 6648
With this one I cut the exact same size and used very lightweight fusible hemming tape to give a bit of temporary body to the seams. I didn't fuse it on, just pinned it on top and serged the seams to prevent distortion. It is also a way of making sure your seams don't stretch as you sew. A lightweight strip of interfacing would serve the same purpose. The sleeve edges were folded over twice then zig zagged. anyway, making this top out of heavy cotton lace worked! In the past I would have ideas like these and not act on them or get distracted or just not take the risk. No more. When inspiration strikes I am going to follow it and see where it leads me.
In the meantime I am trying to summon up the courage to start on a project that is ambitious and a bit of a risk. I have the materials at the ready for my muslin then the real thing. I will tell all a bit later.
Happy creating everyone.