I haven't been sewing much lately, although I did mange to get a few unfinished projects done that I blogged about here. I've also been working on grading the Izzy Top pattern and creating a few versions that work with knits. I made a short sleeve version here, and now I finished my first long sleeve version :) Hopefully, I'll be ready to share (for free as always!) the extended sizes and versions on the blog starting sometime in January.
I just want to say that this post is possible courtesy of my Samsung Galaxy phone. I don't know where these pictures would be without it :)
To make this top, I used the pattern I drew up for the short sleeve knit version, lengthened the sleeves a bit and added a long skinny cuff. It only took about 1 hour to sew including making pattern modifications and dealing with a crabby, sick toddler (and crabby, sick husband!)
I picked up this fabric at a sewing expo a few months ago. It was listed as a 100% rayon knit which I have never worked with before, and I'm not sure I ever want to again! The only word that can possible describe how this fabric feels is slinky. It slides all over the place, snags on everything and curls terribly on the ends when stretched. However, it drapes beautifully and would make a lovely top for me! Maybe next time :)
I really like this version of the Izzy top. It's simple, cute, comfortable for a busy toddler, and easy to sew. And lately, that's pretty much exactly what I've been looking for in Mae's clothes. She, on the other hand, wants all of her clothes to come equipped with a smart phone :)
Sometimes it is hard to see the shape of a shirt while it's on, so hopefully this picture will give you a better idea of what it actually looks like.
100% Rayon knit
Skinny jeans - Old Navy