lundi 21 février 2011

Another take on Simplicity 2311

Hello, I hope everyone's doing fine today! I'd like to show you what I've been working on this weekend:




It's the second time I make this 1940's top; previously I had done it out of Japanese fabric and this time I used a remnant from another retro project, it's light cotton and the detail which I really like is that the stripes are weaved into the fabric and not printed. I was a bit concerned because the red dye tended to bleed but after washing it in cold water the problem was solved. I'm glad that I managed to match all the stripes on the side seams and on the tucks and darts, I put big blue buttons from my stash at the back and I finished the collar with self made bias. The only problem is that I should have reinforced the back with interlining but I forgot and now it tends to sag a little :(
I know it's quite a blousy top, not extremely fitted but I love it nonetheless and there'll probably be a third version someday! Oh by the way I made the skirt too out of a strange, heavy stretch fabric and I wear it all the time, it gives me the daily fix of navy blue I used to get with jeans :) See you friends!

12 commentaires:

  1. So nice blouse! It looks very comfy and showy!

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  2. You are sewing like CRAZY at the moment! I love all your Japanese experiments... they really suit you!

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  3. This top is lovely! I love the shape of it, and the fabric is darling! Really cute!

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  4. This is really cute! Very nautical. I usually prefer the blousy look to something really fitted--it can be more flattering, and definitely more comfortable!

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  5. My, thank you so much for your comments! Lol Veronica you're one to talk, you manage to sew an awesome garment everyday^^!

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  6. This is a very pretty blouse - dressy but not overly fitted.

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  7. Love the top. So simple but pretty at the same time! Thanks for sharing.
    Michelle

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  8. What a cute top! Love the stripes. And it looks great with your skirt.

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  9. Oh I love your stripey blouse, it's just my kind of thing!

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  10. Ce haut est top ! Vraiment réussi ma puce . Lytd et loh =)

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