Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Creative Space

Today we have a new summer top for me - yay!!! I finished this top on Monday night, but have been flat out painting since then and have struggled to find the time to photograph it.
As you can see there is a different location for my photos here. As the upstairs space is being painted, I'm  not able to shoot them up there. These photos are so, so dodgy and out of focus, but I'm sure you get the idea.

The cami is based on McCalls 5388 and while I thought the pattern envelope looked nice, I'm not so happy with the final result. Well, it's OK, but not amazing. The pattern is way too generous, even for a gathered top. The armholes gape and the yoke is way too large. I cut a size 10 but probably could have cut an 8 or 6. But it's good enough and the fabric is Divine. Once again it's an Anna Maria Horner voile (yep again - the fav!)
The only changes I made to the pattern include slightly increasing the width of the shoulder straps, this is to ever so slightly provide more coverage over a bra strap, because lets face it, if I'm at home with the kids I'm probably not going to wear a strapless bra. I also top stitched the yoke to the facing rather than slip stitching. I really wanted a fast result and you can barely see the top stitching anyway.
While this cami isn't awesome, it's good enough and will certainly be worn this summer. I'm hoping to post a pattern review tonight.

I have so many more projects planned, but probably won't get too many done until the painting is completed upstairs, a job which has now solely been place in my hands - ugg! I also have one final uni assignment to complete, it's due Monday and I'm so not interested!

For more creative peeps, you know where to go.....


  1. Beautiful, feminine and it looks so comfortable!

  2. Very sweet top. I'd love to be able to sew as well as you do!

  3. Really pretty. It's actually similar to the pattern my daughter chose for her school lap top cover for next year (high school, they have such things there & you order in advance). Timeless style, you'll have that forever!! Love Posie

  4. really sweet top - i think it looks great and love the fabric!!

  5. I think it looks pretty darned good on you! :) Doesn't AMH do amazing fabric prints? Sorry about the assignment - hope you get it all completed easily so you can breathe a sigh of relief!


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