Saturday, March 26, 2011

Knipmode 101B March 2010 Top

Ever since I saw this pattern in the Knipmode special I have been wanting to try it. I finally got around to it a few weeks ago.

The fabric was a cotton interlock(??) with not much stretch - which is pretty much the only downfall of this top. It stretched out a bit when I had to unpick along the top front and didn't recover. But that is ok, because I still like to wear it (I might put some elastic there at some point if I can be bothered).

Things I changed - I shortened the elastic on the sleeve edges, and the bottom hem is different to the pattern, as it wasn't until I went to do the hem that I realised that I should've traced both parts for the length. Duh!! It would've made it much easier to hem had I done this.

Overall the top is comfortable and easy to wear. It is a good length for me and rather easy to sew once you work out exactly where you need to sew each bit and don't have to unpick it lol



Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

very nice and that is a great colour on you.

Tas said...

Gorgeous style and great colour Liz.

Marie said...

Looks great Liz. I am so glad you have been brave enough to tackle a KM. I look at mine from time to time, but lose my confidence with the instructions not being in English.

Heather said...

Cute! I really like the sleeves and the ruffle in the front. I'm sure it'll be even easier the second time around, if you do choose to tackle it again. :)