First a bit of news.
One reason I have been AWOL is I have been getting a new project set-up, specifically a book I will be writing for C&T Publications, on you guessed it, sewing. This will take some time, but as this is my favourite subject I am enjoying this process. Stay tuned.
And of course I have been actually sewing too.
I had a brief flash of remembering I need to make more basics, so I went back to my Stylearc Esme top that I had made sleeveless, and made one with sleeves, because it is pretty clear to me that summer is more or less over.
I like this top but think it is worth another go with the neckline pulled in. I have one of those scrawny necks and the '50s rolled collar is a little wide. I think it is worth moving this neckline in and may make another one soon to do this.
It is interesting to me that Stylearc seems to understand my lower body, pants fit in particular, perfectly but the tops require fitting adjustments always. I make the pants in a 12 and the tops in 10 but these tops still strike me as a bit wide. I will have to work out a formula for this for this pattern line:
In the meantime here is the long sleeved Esme with my Stylerc Margaret pants:
|The back neck, one of the nice features of this top|
|See you can see my bra strap slightly, got to bring in that neckline|
|Full view, interesting that the sleeves are narrow relative to the body - I know this is a style issue but also also common in the draft|