I seem to be in contest mode. My last post is the dress I entered in the Best of Patterns contest (voting open until the 9th of March) and now I have got all enthused to join in the 2015 Wardrobe Contest.
I have put together a story board.
The patterns are all Ottobre, Burdastyle and one Hot Patterns.
Their is one piece that can be made before time or RTW. I chose this RTW cardigan and have planned the wardrobe around it.
My first top is Ottobre 02-2015 #10 and you can see it under the cardigan. I used a piece of Silk crepe de Chine leftover from this dress.
I have written a review here about this top. My only other tips I would add are that I used tailors tacks to mark the neckline pleats and for the narrow hem at the front neckline, I turned it 5mm, stitched and then did the same again. I also used a bit of spray starch to make it behave itself.
The top was shortened by 1" and sized up one size at the hips as it is a close fit at the hips. Take care if you are a pear shape with this top.
Overall I really like the top, it was a quick make and the pleats give it a bit of interest.
I also like how the colours in the fabric match with my cardigan.
Ciao for now kittens, mad flurry of sewing happening so there may be more posts sooner than later...