Wednesday, May 06, 2009

"I Am SO Done With It" Top - McCall's 8251

McCall's 8251

This top was made from vintage pattern McCall's 8251 and has been highly altered and written about here, here, and here.

It has now officially been worn out of the house and low and behold it STILL needed more work! You see I only tacked the facing down at the seams and darts, like I would with any other faced item. However, with this top the facing decided to pop up to say 'hello' every fifteen minutes or so. I even had co-workers tucking it back in. Yes...AWKWARD.

In this picture, you can see the facing on both sides.

The fastening at the back also wasn't the best. I only used a hook and eye that meant whenever I stretched my shoulder blades apart the top would come undone. Combine that with the peek-a-boo facing and a frustrating day was had. I have spent an evening of television stitching the entire neckline down now and now have to attach a button loop and button to the back before I can wear it again. I also may have cropped the length a bit too much. It hits exactly at my waistline and was a bit breezy...

Yes, I'm complaining again about this top, except for one difference....

This top garnered three separate compliments from co-workers! So, despite the problems I had with it, it was liked by others. So maybe I will wear it again? Update: Or not.


The Slapdash Sewist said...

It's so frustrating when a project ends up fussy to wear! But all your extra work will be worth it because next time you can wear it in comfort.

drwende said...

It's a beautiful shape on you, despite the hassles involved in keeping it on you.

Antoinette said...

You know, I was going to offer more helpful-type suggestions, but the truth is you've got it all sorted out. It looks great on you! It required a lot of work, but as mentioned, hopefully it was worth it because you won't be messing with it anymore -- you'll just enjoy the compliments. said...

Hey there!

I absolutely LOOOOVE that top!

I can't believe you complained! It's jazzy!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!