Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Set Sail for Summer



Taking inspiration from Cherie's recent Japanese Sewing Book Series I traced out a pattern from one of my books. I chose pattern A from Girls Lovely Clothes. A short sleeved t-shirt style top with a bow tied neckline. 



I used a lightweight knit fabric. Very lightweight in fact. I had some trouble with the edges curling as I was trying to sew. I had to apply some interfacing to the neck binding as a result of this because the folds weren't staying as crisp as I needed them to be.

The pattern pieces are the same for two other patterns in the book so I traced out the biggest variation of the pieces and folded the lines back to cut out the pattern I wanted. I guess I will have to go back and make the others now I have done all the prep work! 

This is the 120cm size and the fit is nice and roomy. I think on my other Japanese pattern attempt, I screwed up the seam allowance because it came up small. This time I made sure I was doing it right and I had no problems.




The little anchors made me feel all summery and happy and so staying with the nautical theme I pulled out a pair of Oliver and S Sailboat Pants and I think they make an outfit fit for seaside walks in the sunshine. 




I really like the keyhole fastening at the back. It turns a normal looking top into something fancier.

 

5 comments:

  1. It is a very cute shirt and I love the keyhole too.

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    1. Thank you. I feel I am getting the hang of knits now!

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  2. Beautiful! I love this pattern too and the knit you've chosen is superb.

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    1. Thanks, you wouldn't believe how long I have had this fabric for. It was a good find in a bargain bin.

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  3. This is really cute Katy - love the keyhole
    (But hate knits that curl!)

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