My husband and I celebrated our one yr anniversary last Thursday, had planned to got to Biloxi for a poker boat run but due to the deluge of water we have received lately, we canceled the trip. I kept my original vacation days and had a mini staycation= SEWING!!
So, I was busy, more on that later.
This top, Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank, was made specifically for the trip to Biloxi since we were going to be on a boat. I made it a few weeks ago and put it in a drawer until Sunday when we went to have lunch at my mother-in-law’s house. I used pre-made double fold bias binding and used pink thread as contrast. It’s not perfect but I am ok with that. That being said, I realized after I had the top on that it’s a bit too tight across high bust point. I have made this pattern before and I cut a straight 12. I’ve had this pattern at least 2-3 years, since I started sewing and knew nothing about fit, have made 2 tops and now that I’ve learned a little bit, I realized that one of the best things about sewing my own clothes is that I can make any change I want. Not that I want to make changes all the time but my waistline does fluctuate. I guess that since the pattern said 38.5″ for the bust measurement, that’s what I went by. My bust is 38″ exactly, no wonder it’s tight! I am going to print a PDF and try the size 14, it will be a better fit. I used a rayon challis I bought from Fabric Mart, yeah for stashbusting!!!
Opted for sewing the back bodice with a center seam rather than on the fold.
Here’s the deal with Greenstylecreations.com Taylor Shorts. I love the pattern, had to make 2 muslins, one wearable the other not. I lengthened the crotch length and had to adjust the waistband. I guess I have a sway back (see, I’m learning!!) and for this one, ended up taking a dart on the center back waistband. I have since changed it on the pattern as well.
Sorry for the VPT, really like this pattern and plan to make many more.
My fabric tray. I made this in about 30 mins (love those fast projects). Got the idea from this blog, Noodlehead, it was super easy and used up some more fabric scraps. I plan to make a taller box for under my sink in my bathroom. I also used a stiffer Pellon fusible stabilizer. I bought it from an Etsy vendor.