samedi 17 mai 2014

Sweet Easter top

I'm totally on time with this one^^ I really wanted to post about it sooner but I have been super busy with work lately so the only little free time I get is for sewing and hiking, I never think about taking pics -btw that's also why I'm not documenting my Me-Made-May this year!
So let's talk about this top, first the fabric:

Yes, it's that awesome! It has eggs with chicks, bunnies, daffodils, daisies and other spring flowers on them, ribbons and all possible shades of pink, in other words it's perfect. It's quilting cotton but it doesn't make a difference to me, as long as it has a cute print I'll turn it into something to wear :)
Now for the design, I'm obsessed with simple tops and babydoll shapes so I joined these two styles into one, using a Japanese pattern that I altered -ie I cut it short under the bust and added a gathered skirt- to get this:

Awww I LOVE my top, it is exactly the sweet and casual mix I was going for! I can just pull it over like a regular tee and enjoy the comfort and look of the twirly skirt while the upper part retains definition thanks to the bust darts. Once I had altered the pattern it took me less than 2 hours to trace, sew and finish it -I used lilac bias tape for the neckline and sleeves and made a simple folded hem. Of course I'm planning others and maybe a dress version with longer sleeves :)

6 commentaires:

  1. Très joli top! La forme est parfaite pour un petit haut d'été. Je suis bien tentée d'essayer de reproduire ce modèle! Et le choix du tissu était vraiment "spot on" pour Pâques!

    1. Merci! C'est un haut vraiment facile à faire avec un rendu sympa alors n'hésite pas :)

  2. I love it! The fabric is the perfect match for this. I love small floral prints, but they don't seem to love me - Not to worry, I can enjoy them on others :)

  3. Thank you Kathy! If you love this kind of prints but don't feel too good in them maybe you can use them as small details like button plackets or collars.