Monday, August 12, 2013
A My Image Magazine Shirt: My ongoing love affair with their patterns
A bit of time has elapsed since I last blogged, eh? I've been busy away on a road trip, celebrating my birthday, watching the entire series of New Girl & episodes of Breaking Bad on Netflix and learning to play ukulele. Plus I'm working on a list of garments I want to sew up for Fall/Winter. I'm planning a daytrip (finally!) to Fabric Mart up in Pennsylvania soon as my thoughtful and wonderful husband gave me a gift certificate for my birthday... I know I'll find some goodies for cold weather sewing! I'll share my plans for sewing soon. (P.S. Is this Victory Pattern's Lola dress a no or yes for a girl with a wide, full bum? It's such a cute, wearable knit dress.)
Here we are in August and I'm not too motivated to make anymore hot weather clothes but I've been eyeing the Image M1213 top for quite some time. I am so excited to have finally gotten my hands on an the My Image Spring/Summer 2012 edition last month. It has been sold out forever on their site (and still is... sorry, kids... but seriously every other issue is really fantastic, so go buy 'em all.) They are so well drafted and worth any trouble I've had with the directions.
This is a deep cowl neck top with princes seamed panels and a fun back. It's always to hard to photograph knits in the light I have in my house, every single last itty bitty wrinkle shows up. The directions are translated from Dutch to English and are terrible. But don't fret, My Image is taking care in their newer issues to better translate. Anyhow, it was easy to sew up without the directions.
I am wearing a running top underneath (this one here.) It works out nicely for this sporty, casual top. I used a modal/spandex knit-- it's super soft and drapey. I usually make a size 42 but because of the very stretchy nature of the material I made a 40 and graded to a 42 at the hip, just as I did with these My Image cowl tops.
I left the hem raw since this fabric never frays. I done this with almost every single slinky, soft modal or bamboo knit garment I've made, it washes really well over and over and no issues with the hemlines at all.
And yes, I got new glasses and a haircut. I've always had wavy/curly hair and it's been getting so straight naturally over the years and then after having a baby it's nearly all straight... I've gotta embrace it!