Sunday, July 19, 2015

My Image 2011/2012 Top



I am about a week behind with posting my makes at the moment which explains the snow.  This photo was taken last Saturday at Lake Lyndon.  It has been cold but snow doesn't lay around for days on end.  It is usually here today and gone tomorrow which is how I like it best.

I braved the cold to photograph my latest My Image make.  This one is from Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 which has been around a while now.  I got a little carried away and ordered all of the back issues of My Image magazine because I like so many of these patterns.  This pattern is one of the few that I have seen made up previously and it received quite good reviews.  I do like a good cowl neck top but there is always the risk of the facing flipping out or the neckline plunging too low.  This top has neither.


To test the merits of the pattern though, I used a couple of 
coordinating fabrics from my remnant stash.  I cut the top to a size 36 and graded to a 38 at the hip.  It was really quick to run up and I am rather pleased with the results.  To avoid the whole facing flipping out issue, I slip stitched the facing down.  I am wearing my new top in these photos with a thermal underneath because of the location, but for normal wear, I will not bother.  Will I make this pattern again? When I find more suitable fabric, definitely!





6 comments:

  1. Love a good cowl neck and I really like the fabrics too.

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    1. Thank you! It is nice to use up some leftover scraps in such a satisfying way.

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  2. Hi Andrea I normally sew a little tab with a old 1c piece to the middle of the cowl and that keeps it weighted down. Got that idea from a top I bought in the States. After reading your blog have been to Fabric Bonanza a few times now. Have bought some really nice pieces there.

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    1. I hadn't thought of the coin idea. I might have to store that for future reference.

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  3. Love a good cowl, but aren't you cold?

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    1. Haha! I didn't have time to get cold. We snapped the photo quickly and I put my coat back on!

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