The first thing I want to show off about is my Sencha top.
When I first saw the pattern for this top I wasn't that bowled over by the pictures on the cover. Then I came across a beautiful version made by Tilly (author of one of my favourite sewing blogs "Tilly and the Buttons") and was immediately converted. Tilly's version looked so retro and 50's and I really wanted mine to have a similar look.
If I make the top again (which I will), I'll make it with a fabric with more drape in it. The way the top is described on the pattern, it's probably intended to be a looser fit than I made so it can be tucked in. I used a medium-weight quilting cotton which does tend to be quite crisp. Having said that though, it gives the top a more fitted, structured look, in a 'Joan from Mad Men' kind of way.
The original neckline was WAY too high, I was panic stricken just trying to do the fitting, thinking I couldn't breath. I lowered it by about 3cm, which keeps the neckline high but doesn't strangle you in the process.
|I made buttonholes for the first time and my own covered buttons. |