Welcome to the Fresh Start Tour with DG Patterns.
It’s that time of year where we’re thinking about getting a fresh start on our habits, new wardrobes, and trying new things. Join me and my fellow bloggers this week as we showcase how we’re getting a Fresh Start with DG Patterns. (Be sure to read on to learn about our sponsor giveaway)
DG Patterns is offering a 50% discount during the tour to help you get some fresh patterns. .
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Discount code expires Jan 21st 2018 11:59PM CST
Southern Belle Fabrics is also offering a fabric giveaway. Enter below to win a MFRB Mystery Box valued at $60+.
Giveaway includes shipping to US and Canada (up to $45 in free shipping)
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I chose to make the Cutout top for my part of the blog tour. This pattern features a fun opening in the front, as well as a boatneck, and long sleeves. My measurements put me in the size 4, however I found my top to be too big on me (and this was the smallest size available). I made a few modifications to the pattern to get a good fit for me. The pattern is drafted for someone who is 5’9″, so I knew I would need to remove some length. I removed 3 inches from the bodice and sleeves. The sleeves were not very fitted on me, so I decided to remove 1″ from them, 1/2″ on each side. Another slight modification I made was to add a neckband, instead of folding the neckline under. I did this because the neckline would have been to wide on me otherwise. I have narrow shoulders, so I would need to adjust the neckline if I didn’t want to add a band.
The most important change I made was to the cutout. The instructions have you attach the front bodice pieces by overlapping 1″. When I did this, the cutout showed my entire chest, and that definitely was not the look I was going for. Ha! So I overlapped at the sides by 2″ and I also tacked the pieces together about 5″ from each side, this gave me a much more appropriate cutout.
The fabric I used for my cutout top is the Bailey floral print from our tour sponsor, Southern Belle Fabrics. It is double brushed poly, so of course it is very soft and comfortable. I absolutely love the beautiful floral print that contains aqua, mauve and pink tones on a black background. Please take some time to check out the fabrics at Southern Belle and be sure to enter the giveaway above to try and win a MFRB mystery box from Southern Belle Fabrics.
Modifications: I made modifications to the length of the top, as well as the width of the sleeves. I added a neckband instead of folding over the neckline. I also made adjustments to the cutout.
Recommendations: I would make a muslin first if possible, as I think DG patterns run a little big.