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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Summer tops and a question

So lots of sewing and sewing related activities around here but as usual the photography part has been a hold up. It is rainy season here so lots of overcast skies and dark clouds so apologies in advance for some dodgy photos.

I whipped up a couple of quick summer tops. One is good, the other not so much. So let's start with the good.



Yes, you guessed right. It's another top version of V8805.



It is great for using up relatively small leftovers from other projects. Not much else to say about this really. I've made it several times before as dresses, tunics and tops.


Before this, I made a top version of KS2627. Which for some reason I cannot actually link to at the moment. Sorry.

Actually I first used this as a muslin for the Going Thai dress, then recut the bodice using KS2627 so that I could have a trial run of tulip sleeves. I used this excellent tutorial  from sewmanyseams.



It was surprisingly simple really.


I actually left more sleeve than is recommended but it still works ok. Although I did it 'properly' on my next make, a dress that deserves it's own post, and some decent photos, so hopefully that won't be too far away.

I don't actually like this top much. I actually only bothered finishing it because of the colour. It's maroon and we were going to a friend's place to watch the state of origin. (Didn't help QLD much obviously). Although I must admit the double fold bias binding, which I bought at my local fabric shop, is glorious to use. It is really soft cotton and just lovely so you may be seeing more of this in the future.

So now to the question. This is the first photo I took of this top.


Check out that colour! This was taken at the same time as the others in direct sunlight. Can cameras lose the ability to accurately show one particular colour? Because look at this



This fabric is cherry red.

I have spent two days trying to photograph it in varying light conditions and every time it comes out some shade of fuschia. I have been photographing other fabric at the same time, although different colours, with no problems. It seems that shades of red are the issue. Any ideas, hints, tips, suggestions?

Ok, I'm off to print off my free copy of the Style Arc Barb pants. Yes, I did say free! If you sign up for their newsletter they send you a free PDF of the Barb pants. Many thanks to The Clothing Engineer for letting us know about this. This is the place to get the low down on Style Arc patterns and see some really great sewing so do pop over and have a look.

Cheers everybody



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