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InstructionsI would recommend watching the whole class and then sewing along with the videos as you go. It's what I did and it worked for me.
I made a few adjustments to ensure a good fit following Barbara's instructions and I also lowered the neckline after the basting stage as I felt the neckline was a little high for me.
Next time I sew this top I'd love to try it out on a knit ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Outdoorsy
I used Crepe de Chine which is probably not the easiest fabric to sew but it was what I had in my stash and I wanted to practice sewing with slippery fabric. Pattern was Vogue 8815 which came with the class.
What was your inspiration?
Barbara our instructor was my inspiration as she made me feel confident that I could sew this top and make it fit which I'm happy to report I did :)
What are you most proud of?
That I finished this top and it's wearable, I installed an invisible zipper, made my own bias tape to finish the neckline.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Watch all of Barbara's videos and then sew along with Barbara at each step and you'll end up with a top that fits you well... oh and probably don't use a slippery fabric like I did for your first attempt... other than that just jump in and have a go... you might just surprise yourself how well your top will turn out :)