This is my second finished piece in my entry for the Wardrobe Contest on Pattern Review. It is again from the latest women's Ottobre issue 02/2015. This time pattern no. 1 "Grain Field Top". Can't quite get the connection of the name to the pattern. any clues??
As this is part of my contest entry I haven't got the official photos yet but have got some on Diana.
This top is lovely. The fabric was bought from a remnant bin - a cotton/silk blend and has been one of those pedestal pieces I was afraid to cut into. I love the fabric, the colours, pattern and the way it feels.... yummy!
I have reviewed this pattern here, so won't repeat a lot of it here. The basics are I lengthened the top, used a button/ loop closure at the back seam instead of an invisible zipper and had problems with the fit around my upper back.... boo hoo!, I thought it would end in tears, but I managed to fix the issue well enough by letting it out a little at the side seams. Lesson learnt - when it is a pedestal fabric then muslin it or add extra to the seam allowances!!
I also love how it goes with my RTW cardigan that the wardrobe is based on.
Ciao kittens... another top soon... on a roll!