Sunday, May 9, 2010

CJ Patterns: Princess Seamed Wrap Top #426

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms!

Today DH made breakfast and "Linner". On Sundays, we really don't have lunch, but a meal around 3 or 4 that is a combo of lunch and dinner; hence, "Linner". It was delicious. We have the same breakfast most Saturdays and Sundays, but it always tastes better when someone else makes it. My eggs, bacon, and toast were mighty tasty!

For Linner, he prepared Citrus Tilapia, Mashed Potatoes, and Broccoli as per my request. DD#2 made a cake, DS#1 helped out a little, DS#2 gave me a neck/back rub, and DD#1 brought me home a Rita's Ice.

During dinner prep, I decided to do something for myself. Garment sewing has been so slow lately, but I managed to pull out my CJ Princess Seamed Wrap Top pattern. This is the one I bought a year or two ago and have really been itching to whip this one up. I traced off the small, used a single knit stretch muslin fabric in my stash, and stitched up the muslin in about 1 1/2 hours. Very quick and easy!

Here is the pattern and the muslin:

Let me tell you, this muslin "knit" is one that has minimal stretch, and although I used the pattern size that corresponded to mine, it was like a sausage casing LOL. Generally, I don't like super fitted tops, but this one was super snug. Even in the knit with the correct stretch percentage, the super close fit would not have been to my liking.

So I traced off the Medium using Small Shoulder seams. I don't want the crossover to come down any lower. That was my only issue. I will also move the entire shoulder seam forward by about a 1/2" and add princess seams to the back as a "just in case" measure for fit purposes.

I love this style and will whip up a wearable muslin tomorrow using the new size cut out. Also will check pattern reviews too.

Hope everyone had a nice day, but on my end I'm almost falling asleep at the keyboard. Good night and happy sewing!


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Cennetta said...

Sounds like a wonder Mother's Day. The muslin looks very good.
Happy Sewing!

Connie B said...

Thought about you this weekend in Philly. I actually think I drove relatively close to you on my way there and was thinking of abducting you!