Aloha Dear Readers,
Pink is still on the brain even after working with the previous post's fabric! And by the way, thank you for your thoughts on the skirt. I am looking forward to wearing it in the upcoming work week.
So...I had a bubble-gum pink and white striped knit in my stash, and I paired it with a nice quality white, rayon/spandex, ponte knit. The two together create a swingy and springy little number using Kwik Sew 2159 (Out of Print), view A for the skirt and New Look 6899, view A for the top.
For the top, I carefully matched the stripes at the top of the sleeves and along the center back seam. I also tried to match the stripes at the side, at least from the waist down. Above the waist, it is difficult to do because extra fabric on the front is eased into the back to make a provision for the bust line.
|This photo was taken after construction and before I washed the top (I did prewash my fabric). After I washed and dried the top, the neckline shrank a bit and now does not pull away from my chest.|
|The only alteration I made was to take in about an inch along the center back seam from the waist up. There was too much room in the chest and neckline with the original size 10 pattern.|
On a non-sewing note, my Spring Break was so refreshing. I have been wanting to hike a trail called the Pali Trail here on Maui, and I accomplished that yesterday. Below are a few pictures from the amazing, 5 mile, 1600 foot climb. This is part of the road that travelers used to take to get from Wailuku to Lahaina way back when!
|You can see cane burning going on in the valley.|
|Windmills looking down the mountain, but there are still more looking up the mountain!|
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!