Hey there! How's your weekend? Here it's been raining heavily for 3 days in a row so I'm going to stay at home, which means more sewing time :) As a matter of fact I've got a new top to show you! I used cotton lawn from my stash (by the way, January is almost over and I'm glad that I haven't bought any fabric this month! I've decided that I'm not going to the fabric shop until March), one of my treasured fabrics, a print called "Tuileries Gardens 1930" that I bought in 2009. I fell in love with this fabric the second I saw it and I really waited for the right project to use it. Not sure why but I wanted a round front yoke for it so at first I thought of making a top using a gorgeous Advance vintage pattern from which I had previously sewn 2 great blouses, but the bodice is cut in the bias and I don't think it would have worked well with the print. So I turned to a trusted Japanese pattern, quickly drafted some 3/4 sleeves, added a little piping to bring out the details and here we are:
I can't get enough of this pattern, it's so sweet! The original version is a sleeveless, dress-length version but it's so easy to alter, I wonder how I'm going to make it next time^^. I have a serious remnant from this fabric and already another project with it, I'll tell you more soon. See you!