mercredi 17 août 2011

Lucky chance top

Hiya! I've recently bought this book and it has such sweet designs that I was eager to try them all. My favourite however was this one, the R dress:

I love the sweetheart detail, contrast upper bodice and the slightly loose fit which make the dress feminine yet easy to wear and accessorise. I wanted to make sure my usual alterations on the size and position of the bust darts (they are often too high for us westerners) were correct so I decided to cut a short version out of leftovers, but when tracing the changes I felt like no gathers would work better on a top. Moreover I have enough gathered tops to last me a lifetime! So, a few modifications later I ended with this:


A somewhat decent picture of the top worn!

The pinkish/apricot fabric is a remnant from some very soft polysomething found in the dollar bin and with which I had tried to make trousers that ended the worst garment on earth and the upper part is plain white cotton. The neckline and armholes are bound with bias tape and even though I forgot the back slit I can pull it over my head without any problems.
On a side note and trying not to sound too creepy^^, I've noticed that when I'm satisfied with something I've sewn I often think about a song that matches the garment. For example when I finished this one I thought about an old French song by Sacha Distel called "La belle vie" -Tony Bennett sang it in English with "The good life". It's such a lovely song!

Have a nice week, see you!

8 commentaires:

  1. Love the peach colour, and the cut is really nice and simple.

    That is so funny that you relate each piece to a song! Very cool :)

  2. This is one of the nicest tops I've ever seen, very similar to what's on the highstreet right now! Originally I thought the bow was part of the top, but then realised it was a necklace, lovely nonetheless!

  3. This is so lovely! I've been thinking about making a loose-fitting sweetheart neck dress - great minds think alike... Love the colour as well.

  4. Thanks girls, I'm glad you like this top! Tilly you must try your hand at Japanese sewing books, I swear they're the best for casual/cute garments :)

  5. OMG! What a beautiful interpretation of the dress! your blouse is so much fun and I like it a lot more! It's a funny situation that you think of a song when you finish a piece ... This song accompanying the blouse is as pretty as its own shirt!

  6. Super cute top! The color is very nice, too.

  7. That is so cute I'm almost in tears!!!! I love it so hard! xxx

  8. Awww thanks so much! Zoe I get the same feeling almost everytime I see one of your wonderful creations!