Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Black and Green Chiffon top


Here it is! I finished the BWOF 7/09 tunic and I have to admit, it was fun to make. I think I finally conquered my fear of chiffon. :-)

This is light and breezy, which is exactly what I was looking for. The shoulders are really wide, which makes the armholes ride down - aka "dropped shoulder" I think if I were to make this again, I would make the armholes much larger, especially if I were going to plan on wearing it over something else, like in this case. If you click on the picture, you can see that the fabric is totally see-through around my body, but you can really see the design over the black cami.

(Oh, these are the Kwik Sew cropped pants I wrote about in the last post.)



Here are some design details: I wasn't sure how I was going to hem this, so I decided to practice with my rolled hem foot. It turned out pretty well, but took me forever since I really went in slow motion on this. Hopefully practice will speed up the process in the future. I also did french seams (no pix)








The pattern called for a thread button loop and button on the inside of the top. I wanted my button to show, so put it on the outside.







I have so many things I want to sew right now and so little time! I think I may make a twin set next with a pattern from Pamela's Patterns:

10 comments:

Gail said...

I knew that I'd love it. Gorgeous fabric and good workmanship - winning combination for me.

gwensews said...

Very pretty top. I would also love that with sleeves, worn over a black cami and velvet pants in the winter.

Rhoto said...

Oh, to have such in-shape arms!! There are soooo many styles now that you can take advantage of, eh!!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Dana said...

Nice job! I have the same chiffon-a-phobia.

Amanda S. said...

Very pretty! I'm glad you've concurred your fear of chiffon.

Adrienne said...

Your top is gorgeous! I have a fear of chiffon....maybe one day lol.

Sigrid said...

What a wonderful top, love the look of this fabric. This is one of the things I've yet to try: sew such a sheer, thin fabric. You certainly got it working.

Little Hunting Creek said...

That is so pretty! And it looks great on you. I like that twinset too.

Mardel said...

That is a great top! I love florals but always go into a mental freeze at the thought of how to make them up. This is perfect.

Lindsay T said...

Very nice! What number was this pattern in BWOF?