Happy New Year! Well so far 2013 is off to a great start in my sewing world! I finished 3 projects. This is the 2nd time I've made this top. It's 3 easy pieces and fits so well. The fabric is from one of my NY garment district excursions. It's a cashmere knit.
I remember seeing this pattern when it first came out (New Look 6051) and it didn't jump out at me until I saw Erica B's review of it. I'm so glad I made it. It was fast and easy! The fabric is a silky print from JoAnns. I wore it today with a brown turtleneck, brown tights with my brown suede boots. I received lots of compliments. It felt good wearing such a vibrant color on this very cold day!
This beautiful fabric was sent to me by a co-worker who was stationed in Africa. He picked it up in Ghana. This is one of six prints that he sent me. The caftan pattern is an out-of-print Simplicity. I cut it out and took it to retreat, but it didn't get sewn. The pattern's correct, it took less than hour to serge the entire garment. The neck line took some more time since I added a trim. I sewed a black trim around the neckline. It has slits at the bottom side seams. It's soooo comfy.
|mannequin is making neck look awfully large, the neck actually fits snugger than that on me....|