Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Another knit top!

I finally got my sewing mojo back after moving into the new apartment. It's been nine months, so I'm really happy to be seriously sewing again! (As you can maybe tell from all the stuff I've been making the last few months!)

Here's my latest shirt, McCall's 6120 in some kind of super slinky knit stuff from Hilco.

With this version I eliminated the weird under bodice band that the pattern has, and I added the stretch lace to give it a little more modesty. One of the ladies at church (Nahid, for those of you who know her) gave me a bag of stretch lace in several different colors. There was only a small piece of the off-white, so I only had enough to do around the bodice. If I had more I would have put another piece under the bodice sewn into the seam. But anyway...

Oh, can you see that tiny bit of lace sticking out of the bottom? I used one piece of the stretch lace and some blue jersey to make one of those shirt extenders to give a little extra coverage for low rise pants. 

I entered this shirt, plus all the others I've blogged this month into the Spring Top Sewalong. This year there aren't any prizes, but one of my shirts already showed up on Made by Rae's showcase of tops. Yay! 

8 comments:

Shirley Ann said...

You are sewing up a storm! Love the top and that was a great idea to use the lace around the bodice. It fits you perfectly.

Adrienne said...

Oh, nice!!! Love the lace detailing! And it's very flattering on you. :)

Jennifer said...

LOVE this one too! And wow Kelly does this one make it look like you lost 20 pounds. It's the combo of jeans and the top I think. It's sooooooo adorable and flattering on you!! You look young and hip and hot!! I'm going to send that box of fabric since your mojo is back:)

Becky said...

Ooh, what a fun print! The lace is a nice touch, and it's very flattering.

Corinnea said...

Oh my goodness, this is fantastic. Such a good call on getting rid of the band. Now I want to go remake this top too. You. Are. Killing. Me.
The lace you put on is the perfect touch.

Again, I have to agree with Jennifer 200%. You look so hot in this ensemble.

Tina said...

I love this top Kelly. The lace is perfect and compliments the fabrics. Great job, but than you always do great things.

Jessica said...

OMG Jennifer makes me laugh. But I was going to write the same thing. This shirt after just looking at the other shirts makes you look super tiny! Or the other shirts make you look larger. This isn't meant to be mean. This top is uber flattering!! Everything about it looks great on you. I actually would not add any more lace. I like it just the way it is I think more might make it look... too lingerie-ish... anyway just my two cents. I want to go find stretch lace now!

Tina said...

This top is great. I love the lace addition, color and style look so wonderful on you.