|Note to self: open eyes when taking selfie|
After all my mistakes on the last one I wanted to get it right. I almost did. There are 2 pattern pieces for the placket interfacing. One is longer if you want to make the hooded version, and a shorter one for the hoodless version. The interfacing is ironed on to the top, you then stay stitch around it and cut down the centre. I was making the hoodless version and can you guess what I did, yup I used the longer pattern piece instead of the shorter one. Now if I'd realised in time I could have just made the placket longer, however I didn't realise until I had serged the placket in place. So I had a placket and a gap of about an inch in the middle of the top! Clearly something had to be done. I managed to sew an extra length to the placket and then sew the large X in a box on top to hide the join. It doesn't sit exactly right, but it is wearable.
This was made from a knit from SmartDress Fabrics, not sure what composition it was.
I also made another StyleArc Winnie top. I love how quickly this one sews up.
This was made from a wool knit from SmartDress Fabrics. I made a mistake (yes another one) when cutting the fabric. I was cutting the above Visby Henly and the Winnie at the same time. I cut the Visby Henly first and wondered if there was enough fabric left over to make a Itch To Stitch Lago tank (there wasn't). So I then proceeded to cut out the Winnie from the blue knit. It wasn't until I'd cut the front and back and thought I thought the funnel neck would be longer, and I looked at the pattern pieces and I'd cut the Lago tank instead of the Winnie. This meant I no longer had enough fabric to make the Winnie. Fortunately I had some black ponte in my stash so was able to use that for the sleeves. I quite like the look of the contrast sleeves, so it worked out well.
This mistake of course meant that I also had a Lago tank to make.
I used a 16" cushion form and made an envelope style back. I'm making one for myself and one for a gift.