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Friday, February 13, 2009

Another February 09 BWOF

Next up in my continuing series of totally random garments is the exclusive design top from February's BWOF - 129. As many have already said this is a great issue, it was hard deciding what to try next.
I made a quick muslin of this one to check the fit at the bust primarily and made an FBA as shown in the black shaded area below.  


The final version is in an olive washed silk from the stash and I plan to make some items that go with this top for a kind of safari inspired mini wardrobe that BWOF is so fond of. It's starting to warm up here and today is really humid so I'm already thinking ahead to summer.

This is an interesting pattern and it's coming together pretty well although I don't think I followed the directions for finishing the neck edges correctly (more on that later when I have worked out what I should have done!). Here is a sneak preview;


Thank you all for the comments on the LBD, I'm glad I have enabled you to try this pattern. To answer some of the comments;

- Carolyn, I agree there is absolutely nothing wrong with having 12 of these dresses, as long as I sew something different now and again!
- Audrey, please tell me more about these special sewing trips to Hong Kong, that sounds like my kind of job!!

17 comments:

Amanda S. said...

This is one of my very favorite designs from the magazine. Yours is looking great!

Nancy K said...

I love this top. Looking forward to seeing the finished top. Sometimes it is just more fun to sew random things and not a wardrobe.

j.kaori said...

I can't wait to see your finished version and read your pattern review. This one caught my eye as well, in addition to a bunch of others in this issue!

-E said...

I'm liking the top- I can't wait to get my Feb issue, it's in the mail now :)

Did you do the gathering with elastic? or just baste two lines?

Lindsay T said...

Ooh, I like what I'm seeing so far...

Vicki said...

Looking very cute. Can't wait to see it finished.

Val said...

I made this for my friend and it seemed to finish a little big. Did you find that? I also had issues with the way I finished the joining of the sleeves to from neck edge. I think I just didn't understand the instructions. Your top looks very cute. Did you use two pieces of elastic, or one?

Meg said...

oh I love this top.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That pattern was my top pick from an awesome issue. Can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

Looks like it's going to be a great top, it is my first one for this issue as well. I read the BWOF instructions today and hope you blog your interpretation about the neckline finishing, it did sound a little cryptic! Well done! Natasha

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Cute top! And I have faith in you that you would sew something else from time to time! *LOL*

Nähfreundin said...

I will sew it , too

Susan

Dei said...

So many of us love this top! Yours is coming along nicely.

Tany said...

This is one of my favorite patterns in the February BWOF!

Alicia said...

Your top is looking great so far! Are the neckline and sleeves elastisized? Drawstring? Gathered?
Can't wait to see it finished

Michele said...

You did a great job on that top!

Cennetta said...

Thanks for the details on the FBA. This is one of my favorites from the BWOF 1-2009 issue. I've made a beautiful version of this top.