Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Little Gold and Cream Number

Now that my serger is back from the serger nursery for the SECOND time, I got right to work on a knit top I'd been planning for a few months.

Using the Lady Skater pattern from kitschycoo, I made one of my favorite dresses back in the winter.  Click to find that.  Too short on time?  Basically, I took the top of the Lady Skater and used the skirt as a guide but extended the lines  much longer and took out the sewn waist.

I love the look of no waistline, so I took that same revised pattern but shortened it to tunic length for this fabric.

I debated the dots vs. the stripes, but with the dots side out, you could almost see the lines and I felt like it looked dirty, not very clear.

I also thought about doing dots for the sleeves or for the bands, but I didn't end up liking the contrast so I went with stripes the whole way.

Because it was the perfect tunic length that I wanted, I just did a serged lettuce edge for the hem.

And then I realized I don't know what color leggings to wear.  The black seems like too much of a contrast but I don't dare try my white pair.  I think that would look almost obscene.

Sadly, the light at 6pm took away all of the stripes but I assure you, this is the same material.

The wind was ridiculous, so I thought I'd share the stick it to my butt look as well as the blowing away look.

This face is probably from when I realized it looks like that stick in the background is going right through my skull.

Or maybe it's when I realized that posing for pictures after sweating at the barn isn't the best way to get a modeling job.

But most likely, it was the face I made when I realized this top looks like I stole a child's dress and called it a top and decided to wear it.  I might have to rethink the whole tunic look....

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  1. I love the idea!! It looks cute on you. I do think a different color legging I'm just not sure what color. Don't give up on it

  2. This turned out really cute! I would love for you to link up to the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at BehindtheSeamsSewing.com.


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