Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Amateur Hour.

Guess what you guys - I made a top for myself!

An Anna top no less!

No no no please don't leave just yet!

It's not the Frozen kind - I have not gone completely mad!

So I apologize that there are no charming cute little models here today.
But don't worry they will be back soon enough!



Oh well, I guess I am a little bit frozen on that side of the camera.

I used the top version of the Anna Top/Dress from Shwin Designs.
This pattern is inspired by the Maggie Mae girls pattern which I have made once
for Anita here and I made two more for my little nieces that never made it to the blog.




I modified the cap sleeves a little bit by taking off about 2-3 cm.
I sewed up a size medium but I think I could have gone for the small since I ended up
taking the side seams in a little bit.  I am always afraid of making things that are too small,
since fixing things that are too big is quite a bit easier then the other way around.
I skipped the bust darts because of how hard it was to manipulate the fabric.


This top came together fairly easily, the pattern and the instructions are great.
Depending on your fabric choices you can make a dressy top or dress
or one that is comfy and casual.
The only challenge I had was that slippery stretchy fabric I used for the lower part of the top,
which I bought at Stoff og Stil.
I have no idea what it's called but while working with it I came up with some
not so nice names for it, which are not suited for this family friendly blog.
But the fabric I used for the top part is this nice lovely Japanese double gauze kokka fabric
I bought from Miss Matatabi.




I see many more Anna Tops in my future.  I love the feminine curved yoke.
I really want to make some in all knit cause I am more the casual kind than the dressy kind.


Thanks for sticking around!




Love
Dagbjört

PS: This pattern was given to me as a pattern ambassador for Shwin Designs in exchange for my honest opinion.