Friday, April 30, 2010

Pattern Challenge: Cynthia Rowley Dress to Top

I've completed another pattern but in record time.  I cut out the pattern one night, then sewed almost all of it last night.  I started around 7:30 pm and stopped around 1:45 am.  I was trying really hard to get the top made so I could enter it into Rae's Spring Top Week challenge.  The deadline was today by 8pm.......EASTERN TIME.  I didn't realize the time zone till I went to add my top to the Flickr group.  We are PST so I was already 3 hours late.  Booo hoooo!  I was a little frustrated that I stayed up till 2 and then had to get up at 5:45am the next day for a seminar.  Oh well, at least I completed another pattern toward my Pattern Challenge! Yeah me!
Here it is:
Simplicity Pattern 2406 Designed by:Cynthia Rowley

There's an opening at the back that closes with a hook & eye closure just at the top/neckline.  I think I might just put in an invisible zipper.  I shortened the opening to 8 inches instead of 16 inches.  It looks so cute and sexy on the dress but not as great on my version.  I was trying to make a more practical version (so I could wear a bra).

I'm happy with how it turned out.  The sleeves were very tricky though.  I was stuck on them for an hour last night.  I finally figured it out on my own.  The directions were also very confusing on attaching the sleeves to the top.  Again, I just did my own thing.  Why can't patterns be a little more detailed.
It's fun to be adding to my wardrobe with things I've made!


Anonymous said... would have been a great top for that competition. On a brighter note, the top is totally lovely on you

Carolyn said...

Sweetie, what a creative girl you are!!! I love seeing what you make. Wish I were more like you! xooxoxox

Andrea @ said...

Some patterns are written so poorly! Why is that? The top turned out great! If you want, stop by and link up again to Make it Wear it this week.

Sarah Seitz said...

Kristie!!! This is seriously awesome! The top looks so good and is super flattering on you!!! What kind of fabric did you use? I love that it has a great shimmer to it, but it still seems to have a really nice weight/drape. Great job!!

Kristie said...

Thank you!