Sunday, July 6, 2008

I'm on Fire. . . .

This is #123 from the June 2008 BWOF. I was inspired by jemima bean and her version of this top. I even chose the same color of fabric. Mine is a little baggy at the shoulders, I should have measured the shoulder "holes". I still need to hem it. It is way long on the arms and at the hem. I am trying to decide where the best place is to hem it. If I unfold it, it goes below my butt. The sleeves go to 7/8 sleeve length. I graded it down to a 34 too. This is Juliette fabric from Fabric.com. I'll have to remember to stock up on this stuff. It is really soft. I just hope it doesn't pill with repeated washings.


I'm not sure it is a favorite but I like it for a summer top. There seems to be some bunching in my armpits but I think that might just be what you get with this type of sleeve. I've never made a dolman sleeve before.

8 comments:

Christina said...

Nice! It looks great on you. I just traced this one and bought fabric - then I noticed the instructions say "2-way stretch knits only" and I think I bought a 4-way stretch knit...

angie.a said...

Ooh I like yours too! You ARE on fire, LOL!! I like the hem length where you've got it folded up. Mine is a bit too long too, but I am too lazy to rehem it. :D I think the bunching up is just the dolman sleeve, mine does that some too.

Christy said...

I love it!
Very, very cute on you!

Lilia said...

Hope you didn't poke yourself with that pin on the sleeve there. Very nice color on you and very cute. You ARE a fireball. Makes me kinda wish my hubby was gone 2 weeks at a time LOL!

Rachel said...

I love that top. I am wanting to make it. Do you make muslins before you sew? You always seem to be so successful.

Lori said...

Great top, it looks fantastic on you, as does the dress. You are on fire, can I send some of my sewing your way!

Cennetta said...

Nice top. I plan to make this one too.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I also love this top. The style is so different and it looks great on you! I've also got this one picked out to sew... one day!