My desire to be just like Handmade Jane, footloose and muslin-free, has got me in a pickle. When Jane skips the muslin stage she still manages to achieve perfection (Exhibit A and Exhibit B to name but a few), but no such luck for Marie :o( I must learn from this mistake, because precious time and (not-so-precious) fabric has been wasted!
The pretty, yet cruel pattern in question is McCall 7672. I'm over the moon with how the ruffle turned out, but my severe fit issues means there's no saving this baby. I need to shorten the bodice by a good couple of inches, excess fabric from the upper back needs removing and I need to bring the shoulders in by an inch on either side too. Hmphhh! What a shame!
After a good sulk I dusted myself off, deviated from the plan and did the mature thing! I picked an easy pattern for a quick and dirty fix and it sure did the trick! Mwahahaha!
I love how free-flowing this top is, but tune in to my Me-Made-May post tomorrow to see how good it also looks cinched in!
The Scout Woven Tee from grainline studio is a cute casual top with an asymmetric hem that's longer at the back. I made mine with lightweight jersey and made no adjustments. I cut a 4 around the neckline and shoulders, a 6 for the armholes up until the waist and then graded the bottom out to an 8. It could still do with being a bit smaller around the shoulder/neckline area, but I'm really pleased with such a pretty and comfy addition to my wardrobe. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll be making more, more, more!
I love the gathered sleeves! Admittedly, I pleated as I was too lazy to gather, but it worked out!
Ironically, I was originally drawn to grainline studios by the Tiny Pocket Tank so expect that to make an appearance on here soon.
Anyway, I hope you're all having a great weekend and that fellow UK residents have enjoyed our much-deserved sunshine today!