I’m tickled to death with my finished Cielo Top. I had some Kaffe Fassett fabric on hand and feels thinner than typical quilting cotton to me, in fact it’s thin enough I don’t think I’d care to use it in a quilt.
But it has a nicer drape to it, and while Kaffe’s fabrics would never be my cup of tea for a quilt, I could go crazy with them for clothing!
I again used the mock Hong Kong seam finish and I really love the way it looks on the inside as well as the outside of the garment.
This time, I chose the bias bound neckline and like it so much more. The pattern suggested that the facing was the easier option, but not in my opinion. I struggled with it, whereas the bound neckline was a piece of cake.
I bound it, and the sleeve cuffs in a contrast fabric.
I added two and half inches to the length of the top, and tapered in the waist on this a bit from the pattern. I wouldn’t mind it being a bit more fitted, but I’ve yet to learn to make those alterations, and I’m pretty pleased with the fit of this as is.
I’m looking forward to trying the pants pattern I bought from the same company, as the instructions were absolutely outstanding.