My Fashion Photographer and I are surrounded by wonderful vineyards. We like to get out and try new ones and revisit our favorite ones whenever time permits. For our latest outing I chose to wear a recent top I made; Simplicity 8341.
This pattern did not catch my eye when it was first introduced. Then I started seeing some cute versions sewn up that made me want to give it a try. Before the internet, sewing was somewhat of a solitary hobby unless you had a friend who also sewed. I love being inspired by people from around the globe who share the same passion as me for sewing their own clothes.
The top came together well. The only thing I did differently than the directions was to inferface the button/buttonhole plackets. One thing to watch for is that there are a few seams that are sewn at 3/8″ and they don’t always stand out in the instructions. I had to pay closer attention than I normally do to figure out what seam width to sew. The fabric is a cotton voile from my stash. The weight of the fabric was perfect for this top.
The day after I cut out this top I had to go to the sewing machine dealer for an issue with my serger. I saw the wall of feet for my Bernina sewing machine and decided to purchase a rolled hem foot. I had used a rolled hem foot with my previous machine but had not purchased one for my Bernina until now. I’m glad I did because it made hemming the ruffles a breeze.
I like the buttoned up shirt look with the trendy cold shoulder. I’m glad I gave this pattern a try.