Whoa!! How many of you sewing enthusiasts saw this in the Girl Charlee sale and said, "Nah. Ain't gonna happen. No way, no how?" OR: did any of you buy it too? I quite like it. It makes me feel like a party girl, which is pretty much the opposite of who I really am.
Of course, it's my beloved Dolman-Sleeve Top pattern from Cation Designs. I really can't get enough of this pattern. This time I lengthened the sleeves by extending them out 5" beyond the line of the pattern, which made for a very close-fitting, 3/4 length sleeve. Here's a view of the back, showing both the awesomeness of the fabric and the dolman-y goodness:
|I think Niecey-poo was a little jealous of this fabric!|
The fabric is a cotton/rayon blend, very soft and drapey, but one of those fabrics that takes forever to arrange into a nice fold before cutting. I spent a good 45 minutes just on that. While I was doing so, I discovered a hole in the middle; luckily it was near the edge. I inspected the fabric and didn't see any more holes, so I thought I was safe. Imagine my horror when I was giving the top its final press, and discovered another hole on the back near the side seam! I was able to fuse some knit interfacing to the inside to stabilize it, but I think this shirt will have to be for party wear only because it's so delicate.
So: anybody want to invite me to a party?