So in September I did some selfish sewing and made a top for myself! I found this fabric at JoAnn and fell in love right away, I love love love the color and the pattern!
Anywho, I had had this fabric for a while but still couldn’t decide on which pattern I wanted to use it for. I finally chose to use Colette Sorbetto Pattern. This is a free pattern, score! I think this pattern was easy to sew and it is a good pattern for beginner level seamstress. This pattern features a pleat, darts, and bias tape binding.
The only thing I did different with this pattern was that I lengthened the pattern by 2 inches and I added a sleeve. I don’t exactly know how to draft a sleeve pattern so I actually used this sleeve pattern. Oh, and I also I added the seam allowance around the arm holes so it would be 5/8″ .
For a finishing touch, I sewed 3 buttons on the pleat. It’s quite amazing how this little step makes it look so much cuter (at least in my mind!)
Anywho, it has taken me a while to write and post this blog post… Why? Well let me just tell you how awkward I felt trying to take pictures of me wearing this top! I don’t know how other bloggers do it, maybe they’re talented in that, or maybe they’ve just had a lot of practicing to do! I just wasn’t sure how to pose, where to look, what to do with my hands, things like that. Haha so just brace yourself before you see the pictures, I think you probably would be able to see the awkwardness…
Haha well this is the best-looking picture out of all of the ones I took, so maybe this one isn’t too bad :)
Anyway, this is a great top and I love it! I love the white bias binding around the neck hole and arm holes. Of course I just adore the 3 little buttons there just being so cute :)
I feel that this blouse fits well on my body, except I think that the sleeves look just a tad weird, but people say that it looks okay so maybe it’s just me over-criticizing!
Do you do a lot of self-portrait picture? I’d really appreciate some tips!