Monthly Archives: March 2007

Neue Mode 23258

Another project nearly completed – I just have to sew the hems! Yes, I am hooked on twist tops! This is Neue Mode 23258 made up in a rayon/lycra print from Lucy’s Fabrics.

Neue Mode 23258


I made this in a size 36 and it fits pretty well but I think I’ll go down to a 34 for my next one. My bra shows through the opening underneath the twist so I am either going to sew it closed or back it with a piece of nude fabric.


Filed under Fabric, Neue Mode

Hey, I’m unstuck!

I just finished Butterick 4986 in a beautiful plum rayon crepe from Textile Studios. This was really easy to put together. I made a straight 8 and only had to shorten it (probably because of the bias cut) and make my usual forward shoulder alteration. The pattern has the lower front on the straight of grain so the area below the twist hung strangely and pulled a bit in my test garment. Slightly changing the grain made it look much better.

I am still on the fence about whether or not this is a flattering style for me. Because the twist is low it tends to minimize the chest and give you a nice little lump right over the tummy. I wore it the other day and my husband thought it was meh but I’ll probably let it hang around awhile just to be sure. Hey, at least I’m sewing!

Butterick 4986 plum rayon

Butterick 4986

I also altered my Kwik-Sew twist top and sewed it up in a black rayon/lycra print.

Now I’m working on the new Simplicity 3800 Threads twist top in the short-sleeved version. It should be done today. On the cutting block we have another Hot Patterns Cosmopolitan Dress, a Burda WOF top and an eyelet wrap dress. Yeah, I know, a lot of quick and easy sewing but summer is coming and I need clothes fast. Of course, I will drop everything once the new Hot Patterns arrive!

Simplicity 3800

I had really big sewing plans for this past Sunday. So what do I do? I drive over to Ft. Myers to watch the Marlins and Red Sox play. It was a really fun day and I managed to not get sunburned.

Red Sox Spring Training

Hmmm, I must figure out how to get larger photos and how to center them…


Filed under Butterick, Patterns