Monday, April 6, 2015

2015 Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest... off and running

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...


  1. Great little top and you are tempting me with Ottobre as I've just let my BWOF lapse.

    1. Ottobre is full of great basics, some with a little quirk like this top. If you like the fit of Burdastyle you will like Ottobre. (I have let my Burdastyle sub lapse too and am living off old mags at the moment).

  2. You are off to a great start. Love that top. I need to pull my finger out and start producing. Good luck.

  3. What a lovely collection, the two tops so far are very pretty and go so well with the inspiration cardi.

  4. Beautiful!!!! Can't wait to see all of your finished looks

  5. This a lovely. What a cool pattern! I've never made an Ottobre pattern before.


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