This time I’d like to share with you my second version of the Wanted Tee by Vanessa Pouzet. The first version was blogged here. As I was cutting my summer dress for my day with Gemma in march I realised I would be left over with a lot of the fabric. Also I has this lace I knew I wanted to pair it with the yellow fabric. Well it’s way to bright and by putting a layer of lace on top. This was how my second Wanted Tee came to be. For the band and sleeves I used fabric left over from my one of my Bronte Tops . This time I went for the short sleeves so I could wear it in summer as well. As I felt that the top was too long on the bodice between the bust and shoulder I’ve shaved off about 1 cm of the shoulder seam (as well as on the neck band pieces and modified the sleeve pattern accordingly).
To get a better finish on my neckline I did my own thing. I stitched the two band pieces together as per instructions and folded in half and pressed. Then I stay stitched the corners on the bodice, before inserting the band into the neckline. This gave me a much better definition for the corner and I was quite confident to clip into the corner. And I got the perfect corner. Like on the other version I’ve used the overlocker to finish the seams. and used the zigzag stitch to finish the hems on the sleeves. Because I used the lace overlay I decided that I will not hem it and use the scallop on the lace pattern as the hem. So once I finished the top, I just cut around the edge. Pretty good that lace does not fray. Easiest hem I’ve ever done. I have already worn this to quite a few times and received a lot of compliments. I like the fit on it. Although this version is a bit tighter, also because the yellow fabric is not as stretchy as the jersey I used the first time. I really like this version and now that I got he fit right, I’ll be making so many more of them. It’s quite fun mixing fabrics like that. Tried it with one of the Bronte’s I’ve made some time. I am sure I shall be doing this in the future as well, especially when I don’t have enough of one fabric.
I like the mix with the bright yellow and the black lace. Nice work!
Thanks! The lace tones down the bright yellow nicely.
Such a super look, the black lace on the yellow is fab!! Great tip on the corners, will definitely do this when I get round to trying this pattern.
Thanks. I am sure you’ll get a more defined corner easier
It look fab! When I started reading and I saw yellow and black I wasn’t sure it would work but it completely does. Looks great. I’ve got the pattern but I am yet to brave it! I don’t think my sewing with stretch skills are good enough yet!!