Monday, 10 October 2016

1920's Anita Tie Top

I had a go at drafting a bodice block for this loose fitting, dropped waist tie top by Lisa Comfort.


I got the instructions from the 'Make it Today' free downloads section online which you can only access with a subscription password but the pattern block instructions are originally from Lisa Comfort's book Sew Over It Vintage.


The fabric is an unusual chiffon over layered with lace with a crinkle effect. Got that?! I had been wondering what I was going to do with it since I was lured by the colour and price from White Tree Fabrics sale. It was strange to sew with but worth it in the end. It is for an intermediate sewer who plays a bit free and easy. If you are an accurate sewer you will hate working with it. You have to sort of go with the flow and ease seams together due to the crinkle stretch effect. You need a new sharp machine needle too because the single layer of chiffon sews differently to the bit layered with lace.


I used the selvedge edge to highlight the waist tie, I didn't need to but I liked the look of it. This is my new going-out-for-family-dinner top, I could eat a huge dinner in this and open the top button on my trousers and nobody would see!

Thanks for dropping by. Jo xxx

15 comments:

  1. Fabulous top lovely colour well done really suits you.

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  2. OOh it's gorgeous. I love the colour. x

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  3. You are definitely my type of girl, I love the idea of having a going out to eat top with room you made me smile. On a serious note it certainly was a great make.

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  4. Jo, I think this is my favorite thing you've shown on your blog so far. I love everything about it! That fabric is just beautiful. Of course I love the idea of being able to eat a lot and open your pants too...a girl after my own heart. :)

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  5. This is so pretty! A great top for night out wit the girls (if you ever get the chance!).

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  6. I love this top, the colour and drape are just like a top I have worn to death and still mourn. I don't think I can cope with chiffon ever again. I once had a go and ended up throwing the whole thing out, pins included. I was that cross. Your really suit this top. x

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  7. Totally beautiful, great colours too.

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  8. This is such a pretty top. The fabric sounds really interesting, it certainly looks great and has a lovely drape.

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  9. A flattering top that you can eat a big dinner in - that's pretty much the perfect item of clothing if you ask me. Great job, the fabric is lovely and it hangs really well. x

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  10. Such a pretty top, loving the fabric. My sewing skills are really limited so I really admire people that can sew...

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  11. Another beautiful make Jo, you look fabulous.
    Meredith

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  12. This is so pretty, and super practical too with all those family dinners - win win!

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  13. My goodness, you are such a sewing pro! That top looks wonderful. :)

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  14. So well done, Jo! ...you are so brave and patient to make the top and I will imagine you enjoying it for many years to come. xx

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