Monday, 2 July 2012

Summer Sew Along Complete x2 :)


Well it makes a change for me as I actually completed a sew along in time! Here is the finished products: Yes I done two (and a half if you count the jacket I started which in now in my ufo pile)

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I have done these properly, all seams were serged and finished in a French seam. So they look as good as the real thing. The rose print top has a plain black back as I felt the print was a bit too much for me.

The pattern was self drafted. I literally took an old favourite and traced round it. First time I have ever done it and now have a stack of simple summer tops to try it with!

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Here is a few more in construction pics and I now have two more summer tops. Yay me.


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I’m really pleased with the turnout inside and out, I even added a little pocket on this one.

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Hope everyone has a great week sewing. xxx


  1. Awesome! So how exactly did you finish the sleeves and hem? I'm making some similar shirts myself, but I haven't figured out a perfect way to finish them yet!

    1. The sleeves were done by using a piece of fabric doubled over wrong side to wrong side. I attached it with the overlocker then folded it back to look like a cuff of sorts and secured it at the top and bottom. The hem I done on the overlocker then just folded it under and machined it in place.

      I think french seems are the nicest on the inside of a top. Finishing is to each persons taste but I tend to go into the designer shop and see how the do it. Or just look at the rtw clothes you already have and find a finish you like. x