Tuesday, November 23, 2010

wool gauze singlet

Beetroot wool gauze.
Slippery and prone to fraying quickly after it's cut.
In hindsight I wished I'd used 'french seams'.
I used pinking shears and zigzag instead.
The bias binding kept loosing its shape and needed to be re-cut much wider.
But it drapes beautifully and is slightly transparent which is elegant and cool to wear.
It has pretty gathers through the front and simple neat shoulder seams.
I adapted the pattern by shortening it to just below the waist with a curved hem.
Adapted from this dress pattern form my favourite Japanese sewing book.

1 comment:

melissa said...

what a gorgeous, gorgeous top! (and you, too.)
i have that book as well, and have often used that pattern ot make tops. i like your version very much.