I bought these panels from Fabric Mart right before Spring 2019 Sew Camp and picked them up when we visited the store.
These panels looked different online. I thought the panels were half circles (as pictured above) so was surprised when I laid it out and they were full on starbursts. Which is why it took a little longer to figure out how to use this panel print.
What distinguishes this topper is the panel print layout. I laid the pattern pieces out several times before I got the starburst to lay in the most appealing places. I wanted to avoid a full starburst directly on my backside or an unflattering spot on the front of me.
Supply List ~
2 Panels of the 4 I bought from Fabric Mart
5 - 1" white buttons from Pacific Trimmings
Interfacing from Steinlauf & Stoeller
There are no new construction techniques in this one. Actually I put the first one together better than this one. I was a little too lax and had to fix some mistakes.
Here are some special details ~
The stripe on the collar was cut from the border on the selvedge edge of the fabric
After I put the label in I covered that seam with some of the blue border stripe so the seam would be finished.
I also added some topstitching to the collar to help it lay flat. Those are the only design changes incorporated in this make.
Finally a few pictures ~
The main difference between this one and the first one is that I pressed the collar flat and open so it has a notched collar appearance. There are also fewer buttons on the front of this one. Finally the adjustment I made to the pattern shoulder is working. I'm not really a drop shouldered kinda woman.
I'm blessed that during this time of quarantine I can take pictures on the front porch. I will probably move to the front walk as the trees bloom more.
This is the second garment from the cut pile. I have a few more pieces to sew from the cut pile before I start sewing the garments in my "Love Chicos" wardrobe. I've also added fabric for two Myosotis to be cut too. I'm finding that I really like wearing my Myosotis dresses at home and don't feel overdressed at all.
One more note ~
There have been several requests made in the comments section of blog posts for me to address making masks for hospitals. However, there is so much information available on the internet and social media that if you're interested in this you should either google, check Facebook or Instagram. A simple search will give you all the information you need. I really don't have anything else to add to this conversation.
I hope you're all safe, washing your hands and if you have a stay at home order in effect...staying home!
...as always more later!