Tuesday, October 30, 2012

salvaging things

I revisited a few tops I thought were wadders and fixed them to where I actually like them, yay! One was a knit nightgown that I chopped off way too short (I think I used the wrong end of my ruler) so now it's a great p.j. top, at least. And another was a knit dress, turned shirt (I didn't like the bottom) that I still didn't like the neckline of because I don't look good in crew necks. So, I cut a new neckline and new binding and now I like it, yeah!

I also made New Look 6110 out of some chiffon I bought recently on clearance at JoAnn. I'm wearing it today and really liking it.

I think the envelope makes the hem look straight, but it actually has more of a shirttail shape, which I prefer in long tops like this. I don't think chiffon tops anyone's list of favorite fabrics to work with, but for a drapey style like this, I love the effect because it still shows your shape. If I made it in a more opaque fabric, I'd probably belt it.

Anyway, it was good to make something that worked out! It's been awhile! 


  1. Very cute top! Looks great in the chiffon and nice looks comfortable. How did you finish your seams?