Newsletter-photo

Top 50 Blogs
for Fashion Sewers

Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Top 50 Best Bloggers for Sewing Enthusiasts.

The real deal

Added Feb 16, 2014

by nicola82

Perth, Australia

D702181599659a199ae375544b80447fef458928_thumb

Views

902

Dsc013642014_large

Description

This fabric was actually meant more for a dress but honestly, I knew I’d get more wear out of it, if it was a top. So I opted for a lovely pleated number, something a little tricky (for me) and I’m really pleased with the results.

It’s a McCalls pattern #6565. Pleats in the front and some pocket-like sections on the hips. Whilst it was initially quite puffy around the waist (something I overlooked) it did manage to settle down after hanging up. It’s fully lined and quite fitted – no zipper no nothing. But the fit was a labour of love. I had just recently watched on Craftsy – 40 (or was it 50) techniques every sewer should know. It was a great confidence booster, even though I’ve probably only used 2 or 3 of the techniques so far, I highly recommend it.

I’m just not 100% sure what to wear it with now…. it needs a nice jacket!

Categories

Credits

Craftsy
Potter Textiles

15 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Img1401055272558_large

    Oct 12, 2014, 05.32 PMby SassyT

    Would you mind me sharing this on SSB in the future? I credit, link to your post and let you know when featured. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

    1 Reply
    • D702181599659a199ae375544b80447fef458928_large

      Oct 23, 2014, 01.20 AMby nicola82

      If you’d like, that’d be no dramas. :-)

  • P4010345_large

    Feb 21, 2014, 07.35 AMby pambox

    Really beautiful fabric, it perfectly suits the top

    1 Reply
    • D702181599659a199ae375544b80447fef458928_large

      Feb 26, 2014, 11.47 AMby nicola82

      Thanks – beautiful, quality fabric is everything isn’t it?

  • St_patty_90x90_large

    Feb 21, 2014, 06.08 AMby Mokara

    It’s a pretty top, I think you made the right choice making a top for that print. I see a shorter jacket over it.

    1 Reply
    • D702181599659a199ae375544b80447fef458928_large

      Feb 23, 2014, 12.06 AMby nicola82

      Thanks – and yes I agree with your jacket suggestion. I have a couple of jackets I think might go with it, but I might try making one, if time permits…

  • Dscn1801-es_large

    Feb 20, 2014, 12.30 PMby libra-s

    Love the fabric and the pattern you chose for it! Well done!

  • Camera_10__large

    Feb 19, 2014, 04.45 AMby wolfm

    Great top! I have this pattern, but have never made it..maybe I will now!

  • Image_large

    Feb 18, 2014, 02.47 AMby neveenkarnes

    I agree with you. making a top was a great idea…. I love the print!! well done

    1 Reply
    • D702181599659a199ae375544b80447fef458928_large

      Feb 18, 2014, 02.21 PMby nicola82

      Thank you, you can imagine the number of times I changed my mind before settling on this pattern. Beautiful fabrics are nothing but torture!

  • 100_2178a_large

    Feb 17, 2014, 02.32 PMby kisses

    Nice top in a beautiful print

  • Img1401055272558_large

    Feb 16, 2014, 11.51 PMby SassyT

    Lovely.

  • Bulgaria_and_france_burgundy_2012_101_large

    Feb 16, 2014, 11.45 PMby schnui

    This top is beautiful. I love the fabric.

  • Image7_large

    Feb 16, 2014, 11.40 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is beautifully made – and it’s a wonderful fabric. You have done a great job :-)

    1 Reply
    • D702181599659a199ae375544b80447fef458928_large

      Feb 18, 2014, 02.23 PMby nicola82

      Thank you, it was quite a challenge, but very rewarding all the same :-)

  • Rita_for_burdastyle_photo_large

    Feb 16, 2014, 11.24 PMby rita61

    Your top turned out nice, and your fabric is great for this design. I also found this top ‘interesting’ to make. My daughter has worn hers with a vest or a blazer, and she received many compliments from her friends.

    1 Reply
    • D702181599659a199ae375544b80447fef458928_large

      Feb 17, 2014, 04.33 AMby nicola82

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who had a bit of ‘fun n games’ making it and that it gets lots of wear, it was certainly challenging at times. :-)

  • Afdfadfa_large

    Feb 16, 2014, 06.02 PMby PriorPatterns

    That’s a fantastic top! Can you tell us where you got the fabric?

    1 Reply
    • D702181599659a199ae375544b80447fef458928_large

      Feb 17, 2014, 04.37 AMby nicola82

      The fabric is from a remnants/sample company in perth, Western Australia – Potter Textiles. Their address is mentioned above. No website unfortunately, but they are lovely people, very passionate about the clothing manufacturing industry.

  • 2015-06-24_08_01_43_large

    Feb 16, 2014, 05.40 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous top and gorgeous fabric x

  • Missing

    Feb 16, 2014, 05.06 PMby AylaBrida

    Beautiful top! And gorgeous fabric. May I ask where you got it?

    1 Reply
    • D702181599659a199ae375544b80447fef458928_large

      Feb 17, 2014, 04.38 AMby nicola82

      Potter Textiles – details are meantioned above. I hope they are here (perth, WA) to stay.

  • 621d769f5b890fe80fbc90d35998661bf177bb1a_large

    Feb 16, 2014, 03.18 PMby calirose74

    I love this! So stylish and comfortable looking. Can’t wait to make one! Love your posts…

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 10 people added it

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/the-real-deal?image=360583