My third piece, another top but this time a button-up blouse. This is a pattern I have wanted to make for ages and I wish I had made it sooner as I really like it. It is Burdastyle 09/2011 -128 called "Straight Ahead".
I love the simple lines but interesting details that makes this an interesting sew as well as lifts the top out of being too simple. I think I will have to make another one soon in a plain fabric.
The only real alteration was to shorten the pattern. That sucker is seriously long! I did shorten a little more than I might normally but I was constrained by the amount of fabric I had.
Every top in this contest is either fabric from a remnant bin or a left-over from something else I have sewn! A real left-over wardrobe!
I love the set-in collar at the back that lines up with the level of the pleats at the front. Hard to photograph in this fabric though.
The fabric is a Japanese cotton (lawn?) from Spotties. Fairly stiff so not the best choice for the pleats in this top. I am hoping it may soften with a few washes. When I make it again I will try for a softer fabric. I like how this one coordinates with my central piece, the cardigan.
So the full review is linked here.
See you soon kittens, one more top to go...