Lately I am more interested in sewing for myself. After sewing the last Cappuccino dress, I knew immediately I wanted to make another one.
So the new Cappuccino Dress (pattern here)...I made a tunic version this time. I picked this very light weight sheer fabric from my stash. The flower print could be...cherry, peach, or plum blossoms. I am not sure, but I feel like they are plum(Ume) blossoms, so I am calling that ;) It is see-through, so I lined it with cream color lining fabric. I could not have made the Cappuccino dress pockets with this fabric, so I went with tunic version, and added extra inches to the length, as I like my tunic longer, like a mini dress.
So while I was sewing this, Momo saw it and asked if that was for her... she was disappointed to know it was not. She said she liked the fabric, which was a surprise. I did not think she would, and that is why I used it for myself. She said she wanted something for herself too...so I checked the leftover fabric. I did not have much, so I decided to make a raglan top with sheer fabric panel front and back, which I sew the tutorial here. I had just a enough leftover to make this...
I used the serger to sew the side seams, and I actually cut into the bodice and the sleeves with the serger. So they were trimmed much narrower...which was not too bad, because it still fits Momo. But what does not work is the neckline...it is HUGE. I used one of those free raglan T-shirt patterns, and cut size 4T. I was so distracted by the trimmed side seams and was not paying enough attention how wide the neckline was....it is large enough to swallow Momo's shoulders... ;o If the pattern was for a peasant top to install elastic around the neckline, it should have been fine, but as a raglan T-shirt....it just does not work. I thought about replacing the neckband with elastic casing. But Momo was not so thrilled to see this top, and I am afraid even if I fix it, she will not wear it. I don't think she really meant it when she said she liked the fabric...I think she just thinks everything I sew should be for her ;o
I still love the pattern though. I am hoping the third time will be the charm, and planning to adjust the fitting differently next time.
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