Saturday, February 15, 2014

M6796 Complete and wearing

I completed M6796 this morning.  I wanted to wear it today.  It is a great top for the colder weather using a sweater knit.  As noted previously this is fabric from EOS.

Here are a few photos of the top hanging once I had finished hemming it and give it a final press.

I was not sure that I wanted to add buttons as I did not want the buttons to be a focal point.  I want the fabric to be the focus.  Searching through my button stash which needs beefing up, I found these buttons.  I only had two and found that to be sufficient for this version of the top.

DH and I had some errands to run since this is the first time in two days that we have been able to get out of the house and off our street since the 20+ inches of snow we had dumped on us for almost two days.  I got him to take a few photos of me wearing.


I would love to say that I planned the front layout with the designs centered down the front.  My biggest concern was that I did not have any designs centered over the bust point that would become a focus point.  I am pleased with how it actually looks.


Here is the back view.

And side view.  On a scale of 1-5, I will give this a 5 for wearability. Sweater knit feels marvelous, neckline did not pull back-I made a 5/8 high round back adjustment as well as 5/8 forward shoulder adjustment.

The way the collar is attached, I was concern that there would be potential roll over. So I edge stitched the collar seam to top as the collar would cover that stitching.  Also where the back and front collar meet at the left shoulder, there was some roll over so I tacked that edged to the shoulder seam.

I am not sure if I will make another long sleeve top; I will consider making the short sleeve version for spring.  I have so many other top patterns I want to sew and plan to move onto another pattern next.

18 comments:

  1. Very nice sweater. I haven't been able to get to that pattern yet. You did a nice job with it.

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  2. Gorgeous. Those buttons are perfect for the fabric. Beautiful.

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    1. Thank you; I am glad I went with them now.

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  3. great top, very flattering collar and like the buttons
    sheila

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  4. fabulous! Great fabric.

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    1. It feels good on as well.

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  5. Love this on you! Great fabric and buttons. Very flattering collar and neckline.

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  6. Oh, that is outstanding! Looks like it came from a high-end New York City boutique! And your pattern placement came out perfectly!

    Cindy C., Creative Hormone Rush

    P.S., In zooming through the sites you listed on the left side, I got a malware warning when trying to dial up Sharon Sews. Do you have a way of contacting her to warn her?

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    1. Thank you very much for your comments. I will try to follow up with her on that malware warning.

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  7. Your top turned out great. I can't wait to make this one up! ~Teri

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    1. Thank you. I think you will like the pattern.

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  8. This is so nice. Love the knit and the colors look great on you.

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  9. Beautiful top and I really love how the print placement turned out! The buttons were a perfect match too! Well done!

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  10. I agree with Tany your print placement is fantastic! Lovely top!

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