I finally finished Lekala 8004; however, it did not turn out as great as I would have hoped. The main goal in making this pattern was because it is custom. You put in four of your measurements, and Lekala sends you the pattern of your choice tailored to fit you.
Well, my shirt looks a lot like the FREE pattern I tried online:
The problem is, it doesn't fit like it!!!
That's not to say that all of the Lekala patterns are like this. Maybe I just got a dud. However, custom is custom, and this is NOT custom to my liking.
Overall, this was a fun top to sew. Had it fit well, I could easily see this style being something I would sew again and again.
My hubby suggested I use it as a lingerie top, and I think I am going to follow his advice.
I am not sure yet what I want to sew next. I had every intention on sewing the Fuchsia skirt (see right) for myself, but I really don't want another dud. I think using all of my "favorite fabric" on two wadders might have something to do with it.
Well, no matter, I will pick myself up and try again!!!