Thursday, 22 April 2010

Tie - top take one

I have finished my first draft of the tie-top from 'Les Couleurs Francaises'. It's a really simple top and as I wasn't doing any finishing on this rough version, it was really quick to sew up. I'm so glad I did this version as it's way too big, I need about an inch off at the sides and in the middle, you can see the neckline folding in the picture. I suspect I have made it one if not two sizes too big.

Looking at the pattern, going one size down should take off enough at the sides, I think it's safer to use the pattern than try and adjust this one which is too big all over.

I LOVE this top though. I wasn't sure if the neck line would be too high for me, and was prepared to lower it a bit, but the long scoop works really well and I like the gathers too at the bust. As I suspected it is a bit too short for me, I blogged about my size 26 back a while back and I'll be adding 2 or 3 inches to the length of this. Also I am loving the top in this duvet cover fabric, maybe i'll start a new trend, remember - you read about it here first.


  1. that is indeed lovely! simple but really stylish.

  2. thank you :) bet you are all busy cutting up your duvets covers now...

  3. I found your blog today (just before I had to race out to pick my children up from school) and so couldn't comment earlier - but I've been looking forward to returning to bedtime tonight so that I could come back and read your 'how to' posts on Japanese patterns. I was so disappointed to discover that you sold them shortly after placing an order with Yes Asia - I had no idea that they were available in the UK...but am so excited to find that they are and will definitely mention it next time I write a blog post (and will most probably acccidentally order some myself at some point...because one can never really have too many of that sort of book).

    Also noticed that you said that you are soon to be getting some of Anna's voiles in - exciting - there's so many of the designs that I'm longing for that aren't available in the UK yet.

    So sorry to leave a comment that is nearly as long as your original post, Florence x

  4. Hi Florence, thanks for your lovely comment! Very exciting news about the voiles, actual proper dress making fabric. I can't wait!!!