Thursday, May 21, 2015

Esme Top Finish

I am loving making this Esme Top from Sew Liberated. I do have to make minor adjustments to it but it's such a fun pattern and well worth it to make. My daughter chose this fun print from Cloud 9 Fabrics that was already in my stash. 

The only adjustment I did on this top was to raise the neckline. I personally think the neckline is way too low and wide at the shoulders so a little adjustment makes it fit quite nicely. The length is  just right for pairing with leggings.

I love the bit of gathering right under the bib. It adds a fun little detail to the front. Those buttons took me a bit more time than usual to sew on since I wanted to create a thread shank under the button to allow some movement. 

When I made the cuffs for the sleeve, I went ahead and pressed the cuff wrong sides together.  It creates a nice crease for me to refold after I stitch the sides together. I also finished the edges of the seam allowance with my serger as I went along and trimmed it down to about 3/8" to reduce the bulk on the seam allowance. All together, this pattern is nice to make.

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Jeneta said...


France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Your blouse is beautiful. And the changes you've made to the neckline makes it perfect. The whole blouse is beautifully done.

Nana said...

I love the fabric and the pattern. I find that many patterns need that same adjustments for me too. Great job.

Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine said...

Very nice top, I just purchased this pattern myself, so this is a great post! So pretty!

Pennywise Cottage said...

very pretty..I love the style as well as the fabric