Saturday, April 10, 2010

La Mia Boutique 02-2010 #28 Turtleneck

Here's my first La Mia Boutique pattern. I made this top after seeing Melissa's version. I graded down to a size 36 for this top. My waist and hip measurements fall squarely in the size 40 category but I am using a veeeerrrrry stretch cotton/bamboo knit. Melissa said she wished she had gone down a size because it was roomy. I changed the sleeves as I didn't have enough for the full length. I added cuffs to the ends of my short sleeves. Obviously it's pretty windy today. Oh and it's not hemmed yet. I have one more knit thing to make before I change my serger over to a coverstitcher.


There's the swayback. On knit tops like this, I don't adjust the pattern for my swayback. I could take in the sides a bit around the waist because of the streeeeetch of this knit.


Here's a normal shot so you can see the gathers and cuffs. Melissa had a problem with the gathers sticking out at a weird angle. I didn't have that problem but my knit is super-duper-schluper drapey so I don't think it would happen with this knit under any circumstances. She also noted that the sleeves caps were a bit high. I should have shaded down the top of the sleeve like she did. I found that I had to stretch the armholes so much to set in the sleeves that I have some bumpies on the top of my shoulders. You can kind of see it in this picture.



Next up? A coordinating Jalie cardigan to match! The jacket is almost done. I'm saving the snap sewing for TV watching time. I have 6/10 parts in the coat. I haven't found a belt I like but I'm still looking.

12 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

This is a really nice top. I like the neckline detail and that the turtleneck is not very high. The sleeves look great with the cuffs, I like that look.

MaryMary86 said...

I've been away from sewing so have been out of touch with the blogs. I'm back and Dawn I have to say, you are cuter than ever! I love your sewing and am sitting here drooling over the jeans too!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you'll try the Sacred Cardi jacket from La Mia Boutique some day, Dawn, as I think it would be speactacular on you!

Your LMB top looks fantastic!

Lynn

IowaCowgirl said...

Well you look VERY nice in that....
good job!!!

Echo said...

Hey this looks great and I actually think you should leave the hem as is if you can because the fabric sits so nicely and is a very stylish finish. It'll look fab finished 'properly' too though perhaps you don't need to bother!

Kathy said...

I like the gathers at the neck and the cuffs are very clever. The top goes great with the jeans. (Jalie 2908 right?)

Kathy in Oz

Vicki said...

Thats a cute top. Really suits you.

Sheila said...

Lovely top and really like the neckline detail.

Angela said...

Love this top!

melissa said...

Very nice! I'm so glad my review was helpful! I really need to make this again in a drapey knit - yours lays so much nicer than mine at the neck. And I'm digging the cuffed short sleeves, too.

amber said...

Cute and it looks super comfy.

Suzanne said...

Would you share the source for your fabric?