Issie top #1

August 15, 2018

Today I am sharing one of the Issie tops I made for myself with the recently released Issie pattern for women.  When the pattern was released last week I hadn't had a chance to have some of the tops I made photographed since I was working full time during the day and the weather was wet and grey at night.  I finished this top on the weekend.  It is made from grey sparkly French terry I found at Spotlight.  Unfortunately, the sparkles are hard to see in these photos, but I appreciate the subtle bling.

The fabric was stretchy enough to use as the cuffs and waistband and I love the look of the top being made in one colour.  For this one, I chose the curved frill and learnt from experience, the importance of  sewing with co-ordinating overlocker thread colour.  The thread colour can be seen when the ruffles lift and move so if you're sewing one, take the time to match your thread.

I have a few more tops to show you and when I get my dress finished and my legs aren't so white, I will share it too! Luckily, I have enough of this grey fabric to make one of my girls a short sleeved Issie top too!

I really love how this one turned out.  I am enjoying sewing more for me!

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  1. Yes, this is exactly what I had in mind, all in one fabric :) It looks lovely Suz. What is the fibre content of this French Terry Suz? Isn't sewing for yourself such a great fun!

    1. From memory it is about 90% cotton and 8% polyester ...


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