Monday, May 27, 2013

Belated Bustier Top Stashbust

Hiya Stashbusters! Are you enjoying your long weekend? Mine started early when my family whisked me away to town to watch the latest Star Trek movie instead of blogging on Friday. So today I have something special I couldn't wait any longer to show you!
The only sailing I've done is through books.
My Mother picked up this red and white stripe rib knit remnant at the thrift shop haul she made for me last fall. I loved it from the beginning but it was so short I knew I'd have to add something to it so it would be long enough for me to wear. After searching all over the blogosphere for the "sweetheart neckline tutorial" I knew I'd seen somewhere I finally rediscovered it on Pinterest under the "Bustier tutorial" I knew it was on So Zoe's blog!!
I don't know why I procrastinate on the "drafting" pattern hacks. Every time I do one I think, "Whoa! That was easier to figure out than I thought!" I held my TNT knit top pattern up to me to get the curve placement in the correct spot then traced over those lines to make the top part of the pattern.


I don't know about you but a lot of my projects evolve as I work on them. Cake Pattern's stripe inspiration soaked through with the contrasting neck and sleeve bands which lay much better in real life than they do on the dress form.


I had fun with the topstitching as well. But the pieces de resistance was when I remembered I had these buttons in the stash! Just in case you weren't sure of its nautical roots yet...


I forgot to take a picture of the V in the back. Needless to say it is fabulous too! I can't wait for summer and the fun I'm going to have with all my new tops.

How's the May Stashbusting going for you? Did you go with the theme or are you working on your own projects? Are you enjoying our long weekend? Getting any sewing done?

14 comments:

carihomemaker.com said...

That's an awesome top. The buttons are just the icing on the cake.

Shelly said...

Wow! What a great little top and the buttons are perfect - so cute :)

charlotte said...

This is the best top ever, I so love it!

Diana said...

Your top is as cute as the buttons!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! I was SO TICKLED when I found them and realized they would match!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! I was super pleased when it all came together and turned out so well.

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! I do too!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it.

Mikhaela Reid said...

I love it, I was totally thinking of Cake when I saw the striped band, too! Hmmm... maybe I'll add this to my LONG LONG list of to-makes...

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! I'm loving it too. If you have an already fitted tshirt pattern it really isn't that complicated of a make and its a fun twist on the tshirt.

thequirkypeach said...

This is SO adorable! LOVE IT!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks!

Carolyn said...

How gorgeous! and yes, a bit nautical too. The buttons are a fun touch! I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend. In Perth we have one this weekend just coming up, yay!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks! It was one of those moments when you realize it turned out better than expected. Hope you and your family have a great weekend off too.