Hi you crafty bunch, it’s ME again with more covid sewathon!!
Sooooo, I got a bit crazy…I picked a pattern a bit out of my comfort range of clothing styles again… I was a little worried a peplum might amplify the already poofy tum, and the poofy sleeves might amplify my already oversized upper arms, buuuut I think it works. Either that or it makes me look even crazier than I am
I kind of feel that the marbled shirt makes me look a bit like I’m going for an 80s job interview, but I’ve gotta say I’m not against that and I think it’ll work well just with some dark wash jeans hopefully, maybe for a date night… when we’re allowed out of the house again some time in the future, lol!
I did have to do a Full Bust Adjustment unfortunately cos people just don’t make patterns to fit my gigantic bazookas (UK K-cup / US O-cup ) lol, that said it’s not something I’m very experienced in (thank you Mr or Ms Google!) but I think it came out ok, tho I could do with a smidge extra on the bodice length if I make another.
If you see this person outside, please report them to the crazy police…
This one is perhaps a little bit more everyday wearable I think as it’s a little less crazy, and has little ties on the front instead of being a ‘pullover’ style.
I can tell you tho this bl00dy fabric was a pain in the posterio tho! As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make this with it, but I didn’t consider that you can see all the seams through it, and the elastic, not to mention how itchy it was at the edges! I don’t do well with itchy fabrics… I have another top shoved in a drawer that was so itchy I never finished it!
I did the FBA again which made it a nice fit, buuuut to get around the itchiness and the see through hems I cut off the solid mint selvage to make a binding with, and a waistband… but since the scuba was 2-way stretch, the binding wasn’t stretchy (which I totally didn’t think about because I’m an idjit!), so the nice fit I had wasn’t so nice anymore, and I couldn’t use hook and eyes on the waistband like I’d hoped (since it wouldn’t close now!). Urgh!!!
So the little ties are rather a last minute addition to make it actually wearable, phew!
Look at all the poofiness going on there!!
I’m considering using the same pattern and hacking it to make a dress with at some point, to go full 80s glory. I’m sure I remember seeing my Mum in dresses with Joan Collins sleeves like that in the 80s!
Hope you like them!