Monday, 3 May 2010

Tie - top take three


To my surprise I actually did manage to finish my tie-top from 'Les Couleurs Francaises' this weekend, thanks in no small part to the rubbish bank holiday weather keeping us in the house.

You can see my 2 draft versions of this top here and here. I made it from Anna Maria Horner Little Folks voile, in anticipation of stocking this fabric at 'M is for make' imminently. I am always searching for pretty dress-making rather than quilting fabric and this voile is perfect, it's so soft, drapes well and has a lovely sheen. I can't wait to use more of it.

The finished top has turned out well, I love the details, although they are a little hidden in the print, it has gathering along the seam on the bust and a pleat where the tie joins the top at the shoulder.


It fits nicely, when I make it in a different fabric, I will make the arm-holes maybe half a centimetre bigger as they feel a little tight, even though they didn't on the draft version. Also despite adding quite a bit to the length, I would still like to add maybe an inch more. I had first intended to make the top from Nani Iro fabric, but changed my mind last minute so had the wrong colour bias-binding, but you can't see it when it's on.


I had a great moment whilst putting it on, where I found myself looking for a label so I knew which way was the front and then realising that of course, there wasn't one.

4 comments:

  1. It's absolutely gorgeous, looks like something you'd see in Anthropologie. Well done!

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  2. This is lovely :) Although I like your duvet cover versions too!

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  3. Love that fabric! I think I will definitely be picking your brains about Brighton - I hadn't even clocked that... I should have made it to the childrens festival on Saturday, looks great, Ruby had other ideas - apparently throwing yourself on the floor screaming and riling your mother and father is well... better.

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  4. Thanks all for your lovely comments.

    Happy to offer suggestions on the best places to live for pubs/schools/parks in Brighton, send me an email when you're ready!

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