It’s Like a Monet

Posted by danielle on February 11th, 2013. Filed under: I Make Things, Recent Posts.

From a distance this top looks alright, but up close, it’s a mess.

I used the same pattern as this hibiscus print top, making all the adjustments I’d made before, but this time around, I just couldn’t get it right. I spent so much time yesterday, ripping it all apart and putting it back together. After a while I just gave up and left it as it is.

The problem was the fabric itself. Unlike the other shirt, which was 100% cotton, this was polyester blend with what feels a bit like rayon. It had the perfect drape for a blouse, but it was really slippery, and hard to work with. My homemade matching bias tape I used for the neckline was especially difficult for a novice seamstress, like myself.

I really love this polka dot fabric though, and It would be unlikely that I’d wear something like this without a blazer or cardigan, so I think I’ll still get some use out of it. I also adore this pattern, and I plan on using it to make more tops, so hopefully I’ll have better luck with the next one.

4 Responses to It’s Like a Monet

  1. two birds

    i don’t know a thing about sewing, but i think it’s beautiful!!

  2. danielle

    Thank you so much:)

  3. lyddiegal

    I hate it when things I sew don’t come out as I hope… but this is still really cute and you can’t tell anything is wrong in the photos.

  4. H&K Style Journey

    I think you did a great job! I love the style and fabric. It looks great with the red cardigan. Your cat in the previous post looks pretty content 🙂

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