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Japanese Folds

Added Feb 14, 2014

by noaslibellule

Harpenden, Unite...






This is my entry for this month’s Le Challenge (the theme was ‘The Rising Sun’) – Top A from the Stylish Dress Book vol2. The top is the perfect mix of complexity and simplicity. I was worried about folds – but thanks for some aggressive ironing that went well – so it went well.

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Here are five things you should know about the top…

- The fabric could make this top easy to sew or very hard – go for cotton, it will save you time and hardwork - It is a very quick project – the hardest part is to transfer the pattern - Who thought that a 2cm bias tape was a good idea (for the collar) is wrong, it is a nightmare and proved to make it difficult, I would at least double (or maybe triple) the size of the bias tape - It was huge (Mr MiH called it a tent at first) – making me look positively pregnant (I am not by the way) – so I had to shave off 10cm on each side and 5cm on the sleeves. - Japanese patterns are great, even in Japanese – it gives you all the steps though pictures. easy peasy.

Material Notes

baptist, bought in France (ma petite mercerie)




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Feb 14, 2014, 03.42 PMby cathysews

    Hi, love the top. I have this book but you are right about the sizes of the garments , I had to take in my top as well. By the way, what is Le Challenge?

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      Feb 15, 2014, 09.46 AMby noaslibellule

      I know huge, wasn’t it! Le challenge is a monthly challenge open to all crafters . We set a theme on 15th of the month, and your interpretation of the theme needs to be finished by 15th of the following month. The theme is about to be announced. If you have an entry you could win a voucher to the fat quarter shop. You can find more on www.le-challenge.blogspot.com, feeling linke joining us?

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