Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring top

I recently entered a contest on Pattern Review, mostly to try to get back my sewing mojo I seem to have lost. Of course I waited until the last day to enter the contest, to finish the top.  After looking at my finished project, I have to admit, I think I did a pretty good job.  For one thing, I finally figured out how to use the automatic button holer.  I've  had this sewing machine for over 15 years and had never figured out how to use it.  While looking at all my presser machine feet, all of a sudden it just clicked, it was so easy.  I also got a chance to use my pintuck presser foot I recently ordered.  The result were really amazing.  Well enough about that, the top I made was a Butterick 6026.  I just love all the detail on the sleeves, sides and top.  The only modifications I made were shortening the sleeves, otherwise it was a perfect fit.  I can see myself making a sleeveless one for the summer.