Friday, January 04, 2013

Ali Lartner Top (KW 3620)

1/4/13 Edited to add another photo.

I keep forgetting to take a photo of this shirt so I'm just gonna post this one taken over Thanksgiving. Doesn't show the black tie at the waist but does anyone notice the perfect matching of stripes (patting myself on the back...)

Several (many?) years ago, I came across a photo of Ali Lartner wearing the cutest little top. It was a white / black plaid and had a little bow just above the waist.

 I found this Kwik Sew pattern (#3620 OOP) and thought I could make it work.

I cut my version out of a black/ivory windowpane plaid flannel during my marathon sewing session almost exactly one year ago.  I began and almost finished sewing it back in February 2012; only the buttonholes remained. I decided to finish it up recently and realized that with a 25 lb weight loss over the last year that it no longer fit. I attempted to take it in but it is still too big across the shoulders and bust.  Oh well, it's comfy and will be a nice stay-at-home top for the chilly winter weekends.

 It looks a lot different than the inspiration top shown below but I still like it!


SissySees said...

Very cute! I had a white shirt that appears similar to the white shot from the pattern, but sadly, it's way too big now. I wore it quite a bit until it was too big.

gMarie said...

It's charming! And yea you on the weight loss ~ you are one smokin' hot Grandma!! g

Lori said...

It is a very cute shirt, great job on the stripe matching. Also, congrats on the new grandbaby!

Lori said...

Hey, grandma, left you an award on my blog. Check it out!

Kyle said...

WOW! Congrats on the 25 pound weight loss!! Hats off to you also for the matching of the plaid!!!