Saturday, February 25, 2012

TSW Stella Version 2, Part Two




And it's done! Incredibly, the flash shot showed off the color of this top the best so it's the one that got picked. Oops, probably should have rearranged the garment on the dress form a little bit better too.

But you get the general idea, right?

I worked on the tip of the cowl a bit last night and managed to finesse it into place with a little hand basting, some steam a seam, and pressing. Then I re-sewed the seams using the crease created by the pressing. It's not totally neat on the inside, but no one but me is going to see that. Yeah, didn't save any time by not basting the raw edges of the cowl together before sewing it to the top. Well, you live and learn.

The rayon jersey is very drapy, which is nice, but the neckline looked pretty meh until I folded it down. Doing this gave just enough structure, and is what you're seeing in the picture.

This is not a color I would have chosen without those little nailhead dots to jazz it up a bit (and the sale price), but now that it's made, I'm very happy with it. It's neutral and will work with a lot of other items in my wardrobe.

8 comments:

patti said...

Love this!

shams said...

This looks great!!

RhondaBuss said...

I like the drape of the neckline. It looks to be very close to the neck. Nice!

gwensews said...

Marvy top. I love a little bling!

Linda said...

Like this top very much. I have this pattern and need to develop something with it.

Martha said...

This *neutral* totally rocks. I love color and pattern but then when you make something like this and find out how useful it is (and elegant in its simplicity), you know that it's not all about color and pattern. Nice choice.

Irene said...

Lovely top!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Nice save! Looks like a nice piece for cool nights.