Thursday, February 21, 2013

Completed: Gym Pendrell

I'm calling this my "gym pendrell" because of the fabric choice. It's kind of a gross gym-shorts fabric that I had barely 1 yard of. I received it as part of my mystery fabric bundle from Fabric Mart a while back. The pendrell calls for 2 - 2 1/2 yards, so I really squeezed this one out. I broke some rules, you guys.

I ignored some grain lines. Okay, not entirely. and I also used a fun contrast fabric for the arm and neck bindings. I always forget that I can do that to spice up the inside of a garment. I ignored the grain lines for the ruffle sleeve pieces and slightly tilted one of the bodice pieces to get everything to fit. I wouldn't say that it was detrimental.

Just check out that shiny, polyester goodness.

This top went together very quickly, a nice satisfying project. Can I get a high five for NO CLOSURES, BRO. I did hem this, top-stitched with a twin needle.

Of note: the top is pretty long. I like that, since I can tuck it in and I don't have to worry about it coming un-tucked if I sit down or reach up for something. That's a common problem I have with petite button ups from J. Crew or Banana Republic - they fit everywhere except length!

Alright: here is how I wore it to work on Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. I love the way it turned out! Polyester and all haha I have a habit of using polyester often.. it's so easy to work with! Seeing your picture of it being sewn together got me pumped. I think I will have to purchase this pattern! Rebecca


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