In an effort to pare down my wardrobe and have a more intentional wardrobe, I am trying to make layering separates.
I purchased Seamwork’s Bo top (found here).
I purchased this one to start with because it is a beginner pattern.
This is a straight forward pattern, a front/back and two cuffs.
I found some stash fabric (I think it is a linen blend) and decided to make a wearable muslin.
I chose to use store bought bias tape in navy to finish the neck line and also the hem (for the practice!).
Now, there are some simple things that I honestly cannot wrap my brain around.
Using the bias tape for the neckline was one (or any neckline to be honest).
Luckily I found this video tutorial (found here).
Also doing the hem gave me good practice.
It was also good practice for using my old Kenmore.
I had trouble getting the tension right (I was so used to it being so easy on my Brother).
Tension on this machine is more of a fine dance, a tweak here, a tweak there.
(you can see how my tension was off at the hem)
For my next one, I want to follow examples on Instagram and make the cuffs and neckline a different pattern or color and possibly add length at the bottom using that contrasting fabric (the above Seamwork link has a link to all Instagram posts).
(I love IG for pattern inspiration! Just hashtag it and you see so many interpretations)
Also, I think I can certainly go down one size.
A great thing about Seamwork is there are “hacks” listed and the list seems to grow the longer the pattern has been out.
From Seamwork, I also have the York pattern and have some credits saved to purchase some more patterns.