Friday, 5 May 2017

Summer tops

Last year I made this sleeveless blouse (scroll to the bottom of the post) from some fabric that was left over from this dressing gown.  Well, it turns out that I love this blouse, and have been wearing in the winter with a vest top underneath it.  So, naturally, I had to make some more! 


Stash was raided, I have come up with some leftovers to make some tops with, but obviously I had to buy more fabric!  I spotted a Liberty Lawn remnants sale at Alice Caroline on Instagram, and snapped up two lots of fabric.  This one is called "Florence A".

 

This was a 75cm remnant, and let's just say it's just as well I'm small!  I knew I could get a sleeveless top out of 80 something centimetres of fabric after making this blouse, but it still was a tight squeeze!  Thankfully, I actually had 81.5 cms, and only ended up with scraps.  Here's how it looked with the pieces pinned to the fabric.

Who doesn't love a good game of pattern tetris?!

 

I made basically the same top again, but without the gathers at the shoulder, and with a bust dart instead, and am delighted with the unintentional flower matching across the front! 

 

The second fabric is 1 metre of "Fab D", and I decided to make a sleeveless shirt with this one. 



I saw a great idea on Instagram about a faux placket (can't remember who posted it though), and thought I'd give it a try.  I wasn't feeling the love about half way through it, but it turned out really well, so I'll maybe to do a "How To" to remind myself what I did.  


Also, I love what I did with the undercollar and stand. 


The weather has, at long last, taken a turn for the better this week, so hopefully I will get lots of wear out of these.


Have a great weekend,

Lynne

8 comments:

  1. I love these - liberty fabric is so perfect for summery tops! i am in the process of making another Liberty Melilot for this summer!

    Louise

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    1. Thank you Louise! A Liberty Melilot sounds lovely, good luck with it! I shall have to remember that next time I see a Liberty sale...

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  2. That undercollar pattern work is fab!

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    1. Thank you! I was being a bit fussy when I cut it!!

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  3. Love your blouses - I couldn't agree more that a crisp, light weight, sleeveless cotton blouse is the most comfortable in the summer. My favourite! I love this pattern and what you did with that pattern matching is awe inspiring :)

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    1. Thank you Kathleen! There will definitely be more of these in my future!

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  4. "Pattern tetris" - I play that game all the time!
    Let's hope the sun continues to shine so you can wear these perfectly fitting tops. Lovely.

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    1. Thank Ruth! Glad I'm not the only pattern tetris fan!!

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