Aunt Emily

Emily Bowyer Hammel was my father's older sister. She was the dearest person I've ever known. Over several adolescent summers, she patiently taught me how to sew and how to cook. I loved her. Sadly, she has been gone these few years and I miss her very much. However, I am carrying on her legacy of sewing and trying to carry on her legacy of caring.

Wednesday, February 13

Finished the Top - Simplicity 3990

I've finally finished the top I started a few weeks ago ( Simplicity 3990). It took some dong as it has been a really long time - like 15 or more years - since I had to fit anything. And this fabric was terrible - it frayed the second it was cut. I like the teal and black lace look though.

The changes I made were to knock off about 1 inch on each shoulder, add to the hip, adjust for a narrow back. I'd make this again, but probably a size smaller - I used the size according to my measurements, but this fits larger and a size smaller might be better. I had some difficulty in getting the waist to nip in after adding for the hip.

I'd make it again, in better fabric. So I'm going to treat this as my "muslin" and make other adjustments the next time around.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh how lovely! I just found your blog by searching for this very top.