As soon as I saw the Sew Independent bundle this time around, I wanted it for this top pattern. I'm a huge fan of peter pan collars, so add in fun options like an asymmetrical collar AND the fact that it's actually color blocked on the shirt - I'm totally there. I was too excited to wait. I had to make this one up now. So here is my entry into the Everyday Casual category of the contest for Sewing Indie Month.Sorrel Top and Dress pattern from Seamster Patterns (not for sale individually quite yet). It has several fun options to play with: symmetrical collar, asymmetrical collar, short sleeves, elbow sleeves with contrast cuffs, hem band, no hem band, dress with godets, or dress without godets. This was the first pattern that I printed out from the bundle and set to work that night. I taped the pattern together which wasn't as awful as some (though I'm never a huge fan) - the pattern was really big though. Like too big for my table big. This is understandable since it has the asymmetrical collar option - this has to be a flat pattern piece instead of one that is cut on the fold, adding several pages to the pattern. I just had to cut the pieces apart on the assembled pattern so I could manage everything, so no big deal.
|Ugh, so wrinkly. One of these days I'll do a sway back adjustment. Or I'll just continue to smooth out my shirts.|
|Realistically how this shirt looks when I wear it. #longhairproblems|
Fabric: 1 yard dark teal interlock knit - $1.00 (thrifted), blue floral print Croft & Barrow t-shirt - 25¢ (thrifted)
Pattern: Sorrel Top and Dress by Seamster Patterns
Notions: Pellon Knit Interfacing, thread
Hours: 6 hours (including taping and tracing the pattern)
Total: $ 1.50-ish :)