Friday, 4 April 2014
The Best Things Come In Medium Packages
Or at least I hope so! This brown paper parcel contains a present I made for my friend.
The good thing about sewing a present for a friend is that you can go online and order up what feels like a present for yourself first! One of the most fun things about sewing is choosing the fabric and trim you are going to use and this fabric turned out to be a beauty to sew.
I gave my friend a choice of tops I could make for her and she chose New Look pattern 6705 view E. The instructions were great and it went together quite easily - although I took a long time to press and tack in the yoke facings as they needed to be caught with the top stitching. Can be tricky that!
The armholes are just finished with a bias trim and it was a lovely way to add another splash of colour to the top.
It's a really easy top to make as there are no darts for the shaping.
Just these cute pleats in the front bodice. I really enjoyed making this and I think my friend liked the end result!