Two blog posts in two days - what is the world coming to?!! I am off on my holidays (again!) next week and have been finishing all sorts of stuff that needed doing before I go. Unfortunately the cushion covers still haven't been completed but have been put on hold temporarily while I deal with other things. Like this top which I have had cut out for over a month now!
I bought the fabric for this top in May at Goldhawk Road and shared it with Marilla, I cannot wait to see what she does with her fabric. I think it is a silk mix, it's very lightweight and soft. The yellow for the collar came from Stone Fabrics and is also a silk mix.
The pattern is New Look 6808 which I bought last year after seeing it on a few blogs, including Zoe's (I won her giveaway during Me Made May last year and made a top using it). This is the pattern I am using for OWOP, although I did think I had made more of these but it turns out one is a Sorbetto! I love the pattern but have so far only made view E because I love the collar. The one below was my favourite and was made to go with this skirt.
For this version I modified the collar using a wine glass (naturally!) to get the curves and left off the tie ends. I underestimated the length of the collar so it doesn't quite meet in the middle which is why there is a button there. I like it though! The side seams are french seamed and the sleeves are fully lined for a neat finish. This is the first time I have actually set in sleeves properly rather than sewing flat, and it went okay! I'm not saying I will do it every time though as I quite like sewing sleeves flat.
I have another of these planned which will be made out of a recycled shirt a la Zoe. I had hoped to have got it done before my holiday but with my list of things that I need to do growing day by day I have put that in the list of things to be done when I get back! Luckily I will have access to a sewing machine while I'm away so I hope to get something accomplished there!