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Seamwork’s Addison Tank Top

I had already washed and dried my fabric choices. My trusty Sorbetto was out and ready to start cutting. But I had the chance to see the new Seamwork Magazine’s Addison tank top before I got started. It looked exactly like what I needed and was just a little different from anything I had.

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Seamwork‘s Addison  has a sweet v neck (but not very low) and a lined bodice that sews up like a dream. I found it easy to customize. One I added patch pockets, another few I left off the collar. I am thinking to lengthen it to a shift dress.

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I chose to do a cotton plaid, cotton embroidered, challis, gauze, and a chambray to cover my wardrobe needs. I think they look great and I am very pleased.

 

I did find it to be a bit roomy. Depending on cut I wear from a 14 to an 18 in Colette Patterns. The first muslin of this I sized down to the 14 which took care of armhole gape and wonky neck. The length is low hip on me so its a nice tunic length.

The directions are very clear, including the burrito roll for the lining. After the first time it’s a very quick sew up. No bias binding or complicated facings to slow things down. Just take your time and follow the directions in order and you will be fine.

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The lining comes to just a couple inches under the neck which became a bit awkward in the white. It feels like a design flaw, especially in a summer top which will be used in lighter weight fabrics. Easy enough to lower the front lining piece however, this was the only fabric that had that issue.

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I think these can be styled up with a dressier skirt or trouser as well as dressed down with denim or khaki’s. I am very impressed with my subscription to Seamwork. It really has all the basics covered for a complete wardrobe, from undergarments to work to athletic. The size range is awesome as well. Go check it out.

 

 

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True Bias Sutton Blouse

Crazy days around here lately as well as waves of illness passing through so I am trying to get back in the saddle.

The weather has been extremely uncooperative as of late so as we all know, a blog must have pictures. I set up the portable studio indoors today and took a few so I could get caught up on my sewing posts before we start rolling out the gardening stuff for spring.

In the course of #memademarch a few garments really stood out as workhorses in my closet. Of them, the True Bias Sutton blouse is my favorite. Even though it’s a fairly quick sew it has these little details that sets it apart from basic shells or woven tees.

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This one is in a silky polyester that was the very devil to sew. I redid the neckline twice because it was so wonky.

Its white with grey and peach flowers so it goes with almost every bottom I own. Yes, most of my clothes are neutrals but hey, it works.

The V neck is done in such a way that even a beginner can knock it out with very few headaches. The directions were very easy to follow and made sense in the order they were presented.

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I am by no means a size 6 and I have to say the sizing for a 14/16 was spot on. I wasn’t sure how this would play on a curvy girl but it totally rocks.The slit bottom with a slightly lower back is very flattering.

Changing up the fabrics can make it workplace lovely as well as summer BBQ appropriate.

This summery rayon  works with denim or capris for a cute casual look. My number one criteria for a top is it must look good with jeans, whether its a denim skirt or skinnies.

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I am a die hard Colette fan especially since they came out with Seamwork magazine last year but I have to say, I will be trying out a few more True Bias patterns. Both the Hudson pant and Southport dress look like items I would wear a lot.

Go check it out, you may find yourself a new tried and true.

 

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