Hmm, this was my first attempt to sew a French seam. I had to use my seam ripper to undo it. Actually the pattern instruction has clearly written “trim your edges” but I obviously forgot. Once I’ve redone it though, I was very impressed. My seams look so professional and tidy. I’m 80% done with this top and all that’s left is to sew my bias strip to the neck and arm holes. Can’t wait to wear it!
It’s still too big on her but she tried it on because she fancied the heart pockets. It took me a while to figure out how to sew this and I’m quite happy with it – a few wonky stitches here and there but it looks like a dress to me haha. I followed the pattern’s instructions except for the interfacing the facing(?) because I didn’t have an interfacing fabric at hand and I didn’t hand stitch the hem because I was lazy. But there you go, Project #2 finished!
McCall 3481 pattern – 5 usd (6sgd)
1 meter of gingham fabric from Spotlight – 7sgd
Total -13 sgd
I’m just about to finish gluing all my pattern pieces together and I’m actually enjoying the process. I bought this pattern online for 6.50 usd just this afternoon at the Grainline Studios and i think it’s a perfect top for sunny and very humid Singapore.
I did it, my first ever top! The Sorbetto top from Colette Patterns was just right for a beginner like me, and oh it’s free. My top which I made in 6 hours(what a newbie!) was far from perfect, I’ve cut a size that was too big for me, I chose a fabric that was stiff and was not flattering to the pattern. But I love it and I wore it to the beach the next day (that’s Muppet and her Grandad in the background). I want to make another one, next time with a softer fabric.
1.5 yards Anchors Away fabric – 16sgd
white bias tape – 80 cents
Well, my second project was not as easy as I expected. I had to learn how to sew back and front facings, make pockets, top-stitch, slip stitch . What a challenge! I made a lot of mistakes but I learned a lot too. In the end, the dress was too big for the muppet so I’ll wait for a few more months until she can wear it. I’ll post a photo of the dress later. Now off to work….