mercredi 21 juillet 2010

Japanese top E

Hello there! Today I'd like to show you my version of the E top from the first Stylish Dress Book. I've had this book for more than two years and yet I hadn't made this pattern for me (I sewed a dress length version for my mum a few months ago) even though it's the "star" of the book -the cover garment^^.
This pattern is really tight at the shoulders and bust so I made a size 11 instead of the usual 09 and lowered the bust darts by 1" and it's still a little bit small. Also, the pattern calls for a facing to finish the neckline but I simply used bias. I finally agreed to using the Heather Bailey mermaids fabric I had been hoarding since 2008 and I don't regret it! I like my top and have been wearing it a few times already :) See you!

10 commentaires:

  1. Wow, it looks lovely, what a cute print!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  2. All I can say is "Awwwwww...! So cute!"

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  3. Very pretty top, especially in that darling fabric.

    I have a few Japanese pattern magazines, but haven't finished anything quite yet.

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  4. This is super lovely. I realized that I had never tried making darts like that. But it's so neat! Worth to try it huh?
    The mermaid fabric is perfect for summer!

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  5. Ahh! Soooo good! Great use of great fabric. xxx

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  6. I love it! Very cute - the fabric is perfect. It would great as a dress too.

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  7. I have the gold version of this fabric and I've been too scared to use it because I wasn't sure what it would turn out like - but this is amazing! I'll have to start planning that dress now...

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