Anyone out there sewing for Spring Top Sewalong?
I am excited to do some sewing for myself for a change, and hoping that I actually wear the items I plan on making this time. It’s a problem of mine.
This Ruby top is definitely one I will rotate through the ole wardrobe cycle. It is comfy to the max!
I used a basic white cotton for the yoke, and a really lightweight blue and white striped cotton from Joann.
I decided to line the yoke because I thought it would yield a more professional looking finish, as opposed to the bias tape. There is a great series of videos that Rae put together for you to follow if you’d like to do this, and honestly, I recommend you go that route too. I set my iPad up on my sewing desk and spent a couple nights hanging out with Rae as she walked me through each step. Easy.
I cut my pattern between the M and L lines, and followed the Large size when it came to length of all pieces. Next time around I’ll add 1/2″ to all the shoulder seams so it all hangs lower- It’s a teensy bit to high up under my armpits (you can kind of see in that picture)- BUT… this shirt is so comfortable, I will not reject it as I have some other handmade items (a-hem, a-hem)!
I think the nice thing about sewing for yourself, is that you can fix/tweak those things to custom fit your body.
I’ll also add a full inch to the length next time too- even though I used a 1″ hem as opposed to the suggested 2″. I’m 5’11” and I’ve never owned a shirt that wasn’t too short!
If you want a pretty easy sew, and a comfy relaxed fit, you should make a Ruby.
I’ve also heard it makes a GREAT maternity shirt!
Ha. Gotcha! I’m not packing a baby in there….it was a windy day!