Thursday, October 06, 2011

Gasp.....I Sewed AND .............

It is not vintage!!!

Who knew I could sew something from a modern pattern.  Not I!

I had seen all the lovely versions of the Sobretto pattern on a number of blogs.  Having no time and not a lot of energy, one night I decided that I wanted to make one as well.  It looked simple, the pattern was free but a non-vintage pattern was really stepping outside my comfort zone.  I had never used a pattern that was downloaded and you put all the pages together.  What is next?  Am I going to be tracing out patterns from that Burda magazine I have read about.

Without further ado, here you go..........

The front and the back.  I opted to go with the non-pleated front and the scalloped edges.  It turned out very nice;  the fit was spot on without having to do a FBA.....YAY!  Of course, it took me about a week and a half to complete this tank top.

The fabric used was some black cotton blend I had in my stash.  It is a little stiff and I would like to make another in a fabric with more drape.  I think next time I will not have the bias binding show.  I am not sure that I am a fan of the exposed bias binding with this type of top.  Or maybe it is the fabric.

I am super happy with this top and would like the opportunity to wear it.  Last weekend, the temperature was in the 90s.   Yesterday it rained and today it is in the 50s.....ugh ....evil .....cold.  So, it may be a while before I get to wear this top but at least I sewed!!