Airport selfies with mama y papa, and my baby girl too!
I got a Hancock gift card as one of my Christmas gifts and promptly spent it!
I couldn't stop thinking about both tops here and while waiting for my parents to get ready yesterday I cut out 7094 (on the right). I washed up two cuts of rayon challis -well my son did...he washes my fabric often!- and one of them shrank up a lot. The other one, not so much...but neither of them were enough for view D (top image).
So I cut 7093 instead! hahaha!
I decided to use black as a contrast for the pockets and thought it would be cute to have the sleeves be contrasting too.
I'd estimate this pattern took me about 3-3.5 hours to complete.
I sewed a straight size 16. I used 1/2" seams at the front raglans and 5/8" at the back.
I sewed 1/2" side seams and did narrow hems.
There was something funky about the bias binding for the neckline. They had you cut a bias strip and fold it in half, and stitch in place, trim, fold to the inside and top-stitch. No problem. EXCEPT it didn't seem wide enough. I double checked that it was supposed to be sewn with a 5/8" seam allowance and didn't see anything contradicting that. Next time I'll adjust for it.
They have you hem the sleeves and then set them, and I attached them first because, raglans. But the sleeves are kind of fluttery (I can't find the right word!) and hemming them resulted in some wonkiness of the top stitching. I ripped out stitching 3 times and I think as a result, stretched out the fabric.
I am NOT a fan of where the sleeves hit on me. But I know better re: cap sleeves. I don't think it looks bad, just not my favorite. I had my mind on cap sleeves because I didn't have a lot of fabric. When I decided on black contrasts, I could have gone with the longer sleeves - duh.
Also, I think I'll shorten the sleeve dart just a tad next time.
Easy. Peasy. There's no weirdness there; it's very straightforward. The top of the pocket is hemmed and then it's basted onto the inset piece. It's then caught in the seam between the front and inset, and the other side on the side seam. Boom. Done. Pockets! They are meant to have a slight drape to them, but I think that's illustrated in the pattern art.
It has a pretty exaggerated hi-low hem so if you aren't into that, beware. I really like it!!
The print on this fabric is so dreamy and I love it paired with the black. Yes, the challis came from Fabric Mart. :)