so i’m blogging this one, and i’ll wear it, but i’m a bit disappointed in it.
it’s the fabric. i’ve made this mistake a couple times – i get drawn in by the softness and drapeyness of knit blends with modal in them, and each time i’ve sewn with that stuff i learn how difficult it is. it moves, it stretches, and it clings to the body in not-so-great ways. the other project i made with it never got blogged, it was so unwearable. it’s just so pretty on the bolt!
the pattern is my free scoop top pattern. i’d been hankering to sew for myself again (it’s the spring top sewalong and selfish sewing week after all!) so i grabbed this fabric out of my stash on a whim. unfortunately, all knits are not created equal, and this one just wasn’t right for the project. sigh. i really like the color and it’s fine layered with a cardigan, but getting a clean-looking hem just wasn’t possible here. if you make a scoop top, promise you’ll use something a little more stable and a less slinky, okay? like a nice jersey. the rayon jersey i used for this one seems to be the most successful, wearability-wise.
see that weird, wavy hem? ugh.
also, the neckline stretched waaaaaay out and didn’t snap back, even after a spritz with water and a toss in the dryer. it’s the scoopiest scoop top ever, and not on purpose.
i sewed something for myself, though! it’s still so rare for me, it’s always a bit exciting. since this top, i’ve made a couple of very successful self-sewing projects i can’t wait to show you…but i’ll just need to hold my horses until the proper month!