Yep, that's right. I have finished a project and I can't remember the last time I finished anything. That is so sad. In my last post, I mentioned that I have been working on the Sorbetto tank top pattern by Colette Patterns. Here's my finished top:
I was fairly impressed with this pattern. It was very well drafted. I did make a couple of changes:
1. Moved the dart from being a straight dart to a french dart.
2. Made a larger dart by 3/4".
3. Added 3/8" to the bottom.
4. Due to lack of fabric, I removed the front pleat.
I can see in the mirror and the pictures that there is still a little bit of length and depth issues going on but this is a completely wearable top. It actually fits better than most RTW. I really thought the first try at this would be a wadder and used some really pretty scraps that I found in my stash. That bit of left over fabric was just perfect for this particular project. I'm thrilled that I have a woven tank top pattern now. The one thing that I did not like about the pattern was the bias binding application.
The things I will changing for the next try on this top:
1. Make a larger FBA. I can see the signs that this needs to be larger with the front being shorter than the sides and the wrinkles from the bust to the side. There is also a little bit of gaping around the armhole. Again that could just be the need for a larger FBA.
2. Change the bias binding application. This should not be too hard to accomplish.
3. I would like to draft a sleeve pattern for this pattern. I think that having a little bit of a sleeve will be a little more flattering. Once I get the top fitting where I'm happy with it, I will redraft the armhole and draft the sleeve.
That isn't too much to do, is it?
The next project is a skirt. I draw an a-line skirt based on my measurements. It is really simple. Same pattern piece for the front and the back. When cut for the front, the pattern piece is on the fold. When cut for the back, the pattern piece is not cut on the fold with a seam allowance added. This should be easy. The pattern does call for a cotton lining. We'll see if one is needed.