Sunday, August 26, 2007

Cool SWAP tops

Here is one of the tops from my SWAP.This is made from a linen blend from my stash.The ring for the closure,is recycled from an old handbag.The pattern is Vogue 7876. You can see it here .
The fabric has sequins scattered all over.I wore the top and found out a secret that most sewing folks,already know,sequins must be removed from all facings and any areas that touch the body.These little pretty babies cut me to shreds-well actually-some nasty little cuts under my arms.I came home,snatched it off and removed those sequins so fast it made my head spin.After that,I put it back on,and went about my business in total comfort.
The pattern was totally easy.I wanted to experiment with some different methods of closures,like my sewing heroine,Donna Ericson,hence the metal ring on the shirt.
This orange shirt did not turn out so well.There is some pulling across the top of the chest( could be the bra).I didn't notice it until I saw the picture.The first time I wore it open with a tank top underneath and it looked OK.It goes with this skirt .
It is made from a linen blend.It is so comfortable and breezy.I love bright color,so despite the fit,I'll be wearing it anyway,just not buttoned.


Alana said...

I love them both! Is the ring the only closure on the white blouse? If so, do you have any truoble with gaping at the bust?

Sheila said...

What a lovely wrap top and sorry about the sequins, but great to know about removing sequins from all facings and any areas that touch the body.

artist1lisa said...

Thank you both.Alana,no problem with gaping at the bust because I did a FBA.Yes,the ring is the only closure and it holds very well.I was a bit suprised at that.

Faye Lewis said...

I love these other pieces of your swap. You are a great sewist!