Monday, July 12, 2010

My New Top

This started out as something completely different. Have you ever picked the right project and the wrong fabric? Well that happened last week. Normally I may have called it quits but the wrong fabric was a pretty fabric, some of my Hilco fabric. It's a beautiful, light, crisp, soft, cotton.
So when the disater happened, I already had five rows of shirring done. Instead of taking them out, I added 20 more rows. Then I chopped off what was to have been the top of the blouse and that became one of the upper bodice peices. I had just enough fabric to make the other side of the bodice.
I've decided once and for all that I need a dress form. This would have been much easier with a dress form. It would have prevented some mistakes that I would like to fix but I'm not sure if I will.
So, anyway, tell me what you think. Would it be worth remaking. Should I just let it go?

18 comments:

Katelyn R. said...

I wish I could make mistakes like this...! I love the top, and you should make another one!!!

Isisjem said...

This is a mistake???? Not in my book. It looks like a really comfy fit and is super flattering. Now if only my dressmaking mistakes were like this ;-)

Lise said...

I think it looks great!!! I can't see the problem. Wear it with pride!

Gelbean said...

I absolutely love it! I want one. :)

Kelly's Korner said...

Well, you know I like it! I think it's flattering!

Beth said...

I love it!! Really! I would make it today if I was more confortable with my skills!!! How many times did you wind that bobbin??? :)

Adrienne said...

So cute!! Hooray for making "mistakes" turn out better than the original idea. I'm actually going to be tackling some shirring when I get back, thanks for another dose of inspiration!

insanely crafty said...

I think it ate my comment... or did you get it and it just didn't post?

lizy said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! Must make more. It looks very flattering on you. I wish I can make mistakes like this, I would be extremely happy...

Jennifer said...

Your waist is sooo tiny! You are so hot! Miss you:) I want to see this fabric in person. I'm still so jealous you went to hilco although I can easily go too..I just haven't! I love the top it's so you! I'm glad you were able to fix stuff and make something fabulous out if it!

Joan's Good Life said...

The top is crazy perfect! I'm not surprised that a mess- up turned into that top. It's so you to have something wrong happen and you turn it into a fab top!
As for the dress form, I've always wondered why you didn't have a dress form. You NEED to get one!

P.S. You look fantastic in that top! ;-)

Dee said...

um....it looks fabulous to me! I'm always envious of your clothing projects! you wear them so well and they're all so pretty!

Heather G. said...

It's precious. It's a different look, so flattering! Though it wasn't intended to be what it is, it's great!

Alexandra Mason said...

I think it looks fantastic..love it!

Tina said...

WOW ! What a great mistake! I love the top, you did awesom. My mistakes never turn out like that.

corinnea said...

Thanks so much everyone! You all made my day.

bwilliams said...

I just found your blog (from the wardrobe reimagined) and this really got my attention. This top is GREAT LEMONADE!. I want one...or two or three. Can you give us some tips/directions? Did I mention this top is great?

corinnea said...

bwilliams, as soon as life is a bit more settled, I will get the top perfected and post instructions. This will take a bit more than a month so no holding your breath!