1920's Anita Tie Top

I had a go at drafting a bodice block for this loose fitting, dropped waist tie top by Lisa Comfort.

I got the instructions from the 'Make it Today' free downloads section online which you can only access with a subscription password but the pattern block instructions are originally from Lisa Comfort's book Sew Over It Vintage.

The fabric is an unusual chiffon over layered with lace with a crinkle effect. Got that?! I had been wondering what I was going to do with it since I was lured by the colour and price from White Tree Fabrics sale. It was strange to sew with but worth it in the end. It is for an intermediate sewer who plays a bit free and easy. If you are an accurate sewer you will hate working with it. You have to sort of go with the flow and ease seams together due to the crinkle stretch effect. You need a new sharp machine needle too because the single layer of chiffon sews differently to the bit layered with lace.

I used the selvedge edge to highlight the waist tie, I didn't need to but I liked the look of it. This is my new going-out-for-family-dinner top, I could eat a huge dinner in this and open the top button on my trousers and nobody would see!

Thanks for dropping by. Jo xxx