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Sunday, February 3, 2013
Ruffled & Girlie
So in the past two weeks, I have sewn two tops that have ruffles. That's more ruffles than I have ever owned in my entire life! If you knew anything about me, you would know that I dont do ruffles. But, clearly these tops appealed to me. I made this one yesterday and wore it today to see a play, The Mountaintop. It's a playrights work on Dr. Martin Luther King's last night before his assassination in Memphis, TN. It was a great play.
So this was McCall's 6467. Honestly this fabric was something I think I found at Wal-Mart. It must be a polyester blend and it has some silver threads running through it. I probably bought it because it was cheap and I figured a simple top or muslin would be it's best use. I decided I liked this pattern and this fabric was a pretty good option. The only design change I made was that I initially put the short sleeves in and hated the way they looked when done. I took them out and used double fold bias tape to finish the armholes. It worked out perfectly!
I loved the high front, longer back of this top.
And here is the top I made last week that makes me two for two ruffled tops in my entire life!!
This is McCalls 5336. I'm sure it's out of print. I have had the pattern forever. This fabric was at Hancock's and I thinks it a stretch polyknit something. It was placced with the costume fabric. I originally purchased it with the intent of making some jeggings. I did and then wanted a top out of it. I was a little short and actually went back to Hancock's and found another yard to complete this. I love the top because it looks like leather.