Added Feb 16, 2014
Once I had my recent practice run with my spotted top, it was time to embark on some more serious fabric. I loved this fabric and had it ready to go for a different project. But with a bit of determination, I managed to cut two tops out of it. This is the more simpler of the two. Once again, baby-steps.
This is a ‘learn to sew’ pattern from Simplicity #1589. And it is really easy. But because I scrimped and scraped on the fabric, I didn’t do the bias binding out of the same light fabric. Instead opting for the store bought variety. It worked out okay. But I think the store bought binding was a bit too heavy, so there is a little bit of puckering around the neckline and straps.
By the way, the fabric is from Potter’s in Perth. They sell remnant fabrics left over from the very very limited clothing manufacturing industry in Australia. The fabrics are often the current season or slightly last season. They have a great passion for very good quality fabrics and have many a story on how fabric manufacturers cut corners these days. Whilst I haven’t been there recently, I do hope they’re here to stay.
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