Thursday, September 13, 2007

Christine Jonson Ruffle Top and Swirl Skirt

I was thrilled to hear that Christine Jonson will be at the Sandra Betzina sewing camp next week. A surprise! So I just had to rush to make up one of her patterns to wear. I only have a few and haven't used them so I had nothing in the closet to drag out. I decided this skirt and top were the best candidates of the 3 patterns I have. I found this wonderful tie dye flocked with chenille velvet flowers in my stash. I believe I purchased it from Casual Elegance a few years ago. My photographer is out of town so I will make do with Fertilina.

It is a bit dressier than I think is appropriate for a sewing workshop but I will wear it anyway because, well just because. Hopefully it won't be too warm in SF next week as this is a heavier knit and with the double front and long sleeves it is cozy.

I cut the top in a medium and the skirt in a small following the envelope measurements. The skirt is a wee bit snug but really ok. The top is a wee bit large. I took in the underarms and sides but next time I will cut a small and use a small seam allowance.

The ruffle is unfinished on the edges as per the pattern design. It looks good except my jersey wants to roll under some. I guess it still looks fine. The only change I did was to hem with the cover stitch on my Evolve and to shorten the top and sleeves about an inch.


Moushka said...

Hi Ann,
I had a wonderful time reading through your fabulous blog. I've long admired your sewing prowess on PR; I'm so glad you've set up a little home for yourself on the web. You have a terrific ability to marry fabric, pattern, and your own special style. I'm sure you look fantastic whenever you leave the house every day :-) Thanks for providing so much creativity to admire and inspire.
Sue Whelan

Vicki said...

The outfit came together very nice. Christine Jonson should be impressed!