Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ottobre waterfall top

I started a jacket class on Thursday with Felicity of 'For Frock's Sake'. Her website is coming soon so I will link it when it is available. She is a fabulous local lady who is a qualified Palmer-Pletsch teacher with years of experience of sewing and tailoring. Felicity has recently started her own business and this class is the first of a series of classes that are being offered. She also offers a sewing service as well as supplying sewing products, including a beautiful interfacing we used on the jackets. The website isn't live yet but will be well worth a look when you can. I will give you more details on the jacket as I progress with it. So far it is tissue-fitted, cut out and interfaced.
This week-end I decided a simple project was in order so I have made from Ottobre 2-2009, the waterfall top (5). This is my first go at doing an Ottobre pattern. I found the tracing out slightly more painful than the burda wof magazine. The instructions were fine however so it didn't take long to make the top. The fabric is a lovely cotton/poly jersey from Gorgeous fabrics. It is very light weight so very suitable for this top. However I didn't realise until I saw the photos how transparent it is so you can see my black bra under the top. I will have to be careful what I wear underneath it. I quite like it - the only issue is that the sleeves are very tight so if I make another one I will have to watch that.

On the fitness front I have downloaded podcats of the couch to 5k running program and have completed week one - so far so good. I am also serioulsy considering doing my Cert III & IV in fitness so that I can work inthe industry. I will let you know how I go. I am considering starting a different blog to track my progress but haven't come up with a name for it so nothing has happened as yet.

7 comments:

  1. oh dear, that fabric IS thin, LOL! Skin tone should work better under it... but it's a very pretty top. Funny about the arms, I will have to watch for that when I try that pattern! I do like the small drapey neckline very much.

    Super well done on the C25K project!! And I do hope you do your fitness quals - you enjoy what you do so much I think it's a great opportunity!

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  2. Um, yeah, that's thinner than I thought. The pictures in my reader are smaller, so when I clicked through to actually see the blog, I realized how thin that fabric is. It is very cute and a camisole will fix the view.

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  3. Pretty top and a camisole will rectify the problem.

    Looking forward to your tracking progress blog.

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  4. That has a nice draft! Very cute top.

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  5. Lovely top - I, too, intend to make this one first from the mag - Cat1

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  6. Nice top, Sue. Keep us posted on Felicity and the interfacing she is selling. The FashionFuse jacket interfacing I use to buy is very hard to come by now so I'm looking for a replacement.

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  7. Stunning and the fabric is TDF!!

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