Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The Pocket Rocket Top

I have been a Seamwork subscriber since the very beginning, but have been pretty bad at actually making up any of the offered patterns. With the amount of credits I've acquired I should really cancel my subscription and just use credits to purchase any patterns I want... But something is stopping me. It's pretty cheap and I think it's a great idea, so maybe it's just doing my part in supporting the venture?

Despite not having made up many of the patterns, there have been a few that appealed to me recently, and so a few weeks ago I found myself cutting out the Gretta top in this Aztec print rayon (I think) that I picked up from the remnants table at Lincraft.
The details:
Fabric: Aztec print rayon from Lincraft
Pattern: Seamwork Gretta 
Size: S
Special touches and alterations: Added 1.5cm to length above underarm and 3cm to length of bodice at waist. Added contrast binding to pocket.
I performed my usual adjustments of adding 1.5cm to the bodice length above the underarm and 3cm at the waist, but the first of these may have been unnecessary, as I found the underarm quite low on the finished top. This might also be partly because the top in general is a bit loose on me. I tell myself I will go back and take in the side seams one day....

The one hiccup I had along the way was accidentally attaching the pocket on the back of the bodice instead of the front the first time around. Whoops!! A couple minutes with the unpicker and I managed to get it sewn on again, properly this time :)
With the busy print, I wanted the pocket to stand out. As well as cutting it on the cross grain so that the pattern ran perpendicular to the body, I added a small strip of pink bias binding along the top of the pocket, which almost matches the pink in the print of the fabric.

The result? A light breezy top all ready for when Spring and Summer eventually arrive!


  1. Such a great little top. I love the contrast pink accent on the pocket.

    1. I think I will be making a few more of these before summer hits :)