Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Turning Bad into Good

 I would love to say this post is about some philanthropic  act, but it is about turning what was almost a wadder into a great addition to my wardrobe. This top is made from Kwik Sew 3891. It looks super cute on the cover but - honey - between me and you (okay maybe the whole world) it turned out to look like a straight sack. Whenever this happens , I am extremely hurt becuase it always happens with my good fabric. So what is a girl to do? I just left it on my bodyform for a couple of days until I finished cursing and had an ice cold Dr. Pepper. When I returned back to this top , I came up with the idea of just makeing it shorter and sewing the sides seams up a little bit more. Pretty happy with the results! I may make it again and just adjust the pattern to the new changes.

The pic to the left is the before. Do you see how lackluster it looks?  NOt even my big sunshades could help me here. Overall this was an easy pattern and takes no time to make. Great for stashbusting. The skirt is from Butterick 5539 and was very wasy to make. I believe it only takes one yard to make along with elastic for the waistband. I made it out of a cotton knit which was a booger to sew .


Faye Lewis said...

You make some pretty tops, but this one is the prettiest one ever. I don't know if it's the shape of the top, the drape or the color that attracts me to it. I really think it's all of the above!

Kelley said...

You rescued it for sure! Soooooo comfy and lovely. A beaut'!


I really love that color! Beautiful! Kiah