Thursday, March 17, 2011

A great tip for the Ottobre Katherine top.

This is not my tip, but a tip from one of my blog readers which I thought should be shared. The Ottobre Katherine top has been very popular and I get a comment on it every time I wear it. One of my lovely blog readers Sandra (aka Dilliander) has been in touch with me and I really wanted to share this great tip for marking the ruffle placement on the sleeves. I traced mine on with carbon paper, but it was not a perfect solution. This is Sandra's method:

The template is simply a manila divider and I used a spiky tracing wheel to mark the stitching lines, including the notch at the top so I could position it accurately. The weight of the board made it easy to chalk the guidelines.

Fabulous solution - and here is a photo of the finished top - don't you love it!

Next post - I have finally managed photos of my finished Sunshine Weekender top...


  1. I keep thinking this top is too frilly for me, but it's starting to grow on me. I really like it.

  2. That is such a fabulous top. I just came home from the mall, and it is so trendy, but still unique. I think I'm going to have to order the OW issue. Thanks for the great template tip! I can see it being useful for other marking like this as well

  3. Very clever tip and could be used for all sorts of things that need evenly spaced lines.

  4. Definitely too frilly for me, but I do like it a lot.


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