Happy New Year, everyone! I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I last blogged. Time has a way of flying by! My first sewing project for the new year is from a pattern company that has been around for a while, but that I haven't tried yet- Silhouette patterns by Peggy Sagers.
Giorgio's Top, which is a top pattern designed for knits that gives the illusion of a peplum. There isn't a separate waist or peplum piece, so it is extremely easy to sew. The line drawing shows a set in sleeve, but the actual pattern has the sleeve cut on the side front and back pieces, so that there is a seam that will run down the center of your sleeve from the neck.
I also added 1-1/2 inches to the body pieces and the new sleeve piece. I had enough fabric to make a straight skirt from Mccalls 6654- a great basic knit skirt pattern that sews up in 30 minutes. The white pants are from Vogue 1200, which I made last year.
I like the end result! It's really comfortable, and the fabric is warm enough to wear in winter in Illinois. It does look far better with a belt, and the neckline needs either a necklace or scarf. I do recommend the pattern, but watch out for potential problems with the sleeve if your fabric doesn't have a lot of stretch to it, like mine, and be prepared to nip in the waist if you like a more fitted look.