jeudi 19 avril 2012

My unusual top

If you follow this blog regularly you have probably noticed that I love the navy colour and fabrics with kittens, stripes and flowers. I raaaaarely sew anything else but once in a while I'm attracted to a different print, usually something strange and in the home department of the store. I always call the garments I make from these unusual fabrics my ugly ducklings because even though they started differently in the end they fit well with the rest of my wardrobe :)
Today's top is the perfect illustration of this theory:

The fabric's from Ikea's children home section with black and pastel geometric patterns, writings and numbers on an off-white background. I fell in love with it the second I saw it even though I have no idea why since it's so far from what I normally like^^. Then there's the design, I used New Look 6808 which is a favourite but I changed the collar to a peter pan one and the thing is I don't usually like this type of collar on me yet I think it works quite well here!
BTW I can't remember if I wrote this before but I removed 1" horizontally on the front and back upper bodice above the bust to get rid of some fabric sagging and I lowered the armhole bottom edge to make up for the lost inches in case you'd have the same fit problem.
To sum up I ended adoring this top and I wear it at least once a week so it will certainly show up a lot for MMM 2012! See ya!

9 commentaires:

  1. A lovely top in unusual fabric. I really like it. Well done.

  2. I love this top so much and I can see why you were attracted to the's so unusual and fun! I think the peter pan collar works very well indeed...what a great make!!!

  3. I love the print and the peter pan collar. Sometimes the children's section has the best fabrics.

  4. I adore this top!! It is so interesting and cute, and the peter pan collar is the perfect touch!

  5. Owww, it's gorgeous! You are right, the peter pan collar looks adorable on you. And I can see why you fell for that lovely print. :)

  6. I like this top a lot. It is a wonderful example of the effective use of an unusual, large print fabric. I wish there was an Ikea store near where I live

    1. Thanks Audrey! Since there's no Ikea where I live either I try and stock on their fabrics when I can travel abroad :)

  7. Thanks for your lovely comments ladies!