From Ottobre 2/2010 another version of the Katherine top. This is my third, the first two can be seen here.
Obviously I love this pattern and wear my other two tops a lot, so I decided to make another one, this time in stripes similarly to the one pictured in the magazine.
I don't know if I am overdoing this top, but I figure if I like to wear it, at least when I make another one I know it will be a useful part of my wardrobe. Luckily the latest Ottobre has a similar tee-shirt but with a gather on the sleeve, so I think I will try that one next time (3 ruffle sleeved tee-shirts may actually be enough for the moment!)
The differences I made were to lengthen the top by about an inch. I also sewed the neckline 'ruffle' as a binding this time. The last change was that I did not use a rolled hem on the edges of the ruffle, but instead left them raw.
I used this great tip to make a template this time to help make the ruffle placement easier. Thanks again Sandra! I thought I did an excellent job on stripe matching but forgot to ask for a photo so you will have to take my word on that one! :)
For those interested the skirt is McCalls 5566 - first shown here. I love this skirt and actually got asked where I bought it from last time I wore it... so flattering when they like what you sew! I love a good denim skirt and really think a few more would fit in well with my lifestyle. My only negative comment on wearing this skirt is that the facing rolls out easily. I used a quilting cotton which was interfaced and it is too soft. It either needs to be interfaced more heavily or made a little longer.... next time...
I have almost finished my Beignet skirt. I am waiting on the buttons I have ordered to arrive. I was hoping to have it done to photograph with this top but it is taking longer than expected - a lot of work in the skirt but I am loving it so far! It is in black and I think will work really well with this little tee. If I love, love the skirt once it is finished and worn, I plan to make some more.
However I am not sure which way to go next... swimmers for the pattern review contest, casual jacket or toile for an evening dress???? ... Ciao... hope to get back in the sewing room soon...