I couldn’t resist this pattern when I thought of putting together my gray fabric collection for New Year’s Eve
I wore it with lace leggings over black leggings for our at home midnight celebration
but I feel more comfortable in slim cut stretch woven wool pants.
The sewing is simple, easy and quick. Most seams are serged and hems are serged, turned and cover stitched.
The only thing that I think is a Must Do is to properly miter the corners of view B, sleeveless tank with an angled hem. That keeps the point nice and flat. My version is made from ribbed slightly sparkly poly.
The lace over top (view A) is simply cut on the seam lines with no finish. The shoulder and side seams were zigzagged with a slight overlap.
OK, I couldn’t figure out why the photos of the lace top came out a bit dull and found that I had modeled it inside out. Ah-hahahahaha.
Here comes Martini, always The Slinker. She won’t go out into the fields without me but she likes me to keep my distance. Like, I’m not really “protecting” her. Those animals!
She made the open crossing safely and nobody saw her, right? hehehehehe
The vest is made from a poly woven that looks like a ribbed knit but isn’t. I think I bought it online from Elliot Berman Textiles over a year ago and it’s really unusual. I was nervous about how the hand of the fabric would hang but was very pleased with how easily it sewed up. The ribs run cross grain so this vest was cut using only 1.25 yds.
I think this vest is a very cool design.
The long sleeved top is rayon lycra. Who doesn’t need an extra layer piece?
I like this style. It’s very different my from previous business lifestyle. I like the lace top floating over a sparkly tank and nipped by a floaty long vest. It hides all the right things and makes me comfortable about my body even on “fat” days. I can hardly wait to try out a bright colors under the lace floater.
I’ll use this pattern a lot and I do recommend it. I cut a medium, adding up to 2″ in the circumference in the hip areas just for a more “free and easy” vibe. There’s more photos at the Flikr set “McCalls 6244“