Look, I know that should be a given, but we all know Seamwork has sometimes had a reputation for dodgy fit. As I said in my last post, I had really good results with the Seamwork Ariel, and decided to get a Seamwork membership.
The first thing I sewed was the new Blake dress… and it flopped. I rounded up my bodice and sewed a straight size 20, and then had to take in the side seams significantly. It is designed for ponte, which is my least favourite knit, and the seams along the facing stretched and warped. I still like it in concept, so I’ll size down and try again in a different fabric.
This is the Clarke top that came out last summer. I’m really into drapey rayon woven tops this summer, and this is a good addition to the rotation! I sewed a straight size 18, and I’m most impressed that the armscye sits so high. In some sleeveless patterns I need to do a petite adjustment to cover my bra, but the shoulders and neckline all fit well.
That said – it’s short! I’m 5’2″, which whatever height I have mostly in my torso… but I’d be more comfortable in this top if it was 2″ longer. That’s why we sew though, right? I adore this fabric from Style Maker, so much that I also bought it in a colourway with a cornflower blue background. I’m sure you’ll see that before too long!
One question though – what do you wear with your floaty tops in summer? It completely defeats the point to wear jeans, I don’t own or like skirts, so I guess it’s shorts or wide leg pants? I’d appreciate your styling suggestions!
Behold my more-private backyard! My parents bought me a bunch of lattice sheets for my birthday, then my dad came up to help install them. My backyard has rarely been used in the 4 years we have rented here because it opens on one side onto a parking lot and is in full view of the street. It’s so much more peaceful in the yard now and we are enjoying having the extra space!
We are in the middle of a heat wave, so I’m not sewing much – it’s far to sweaty! How is your summer going?