My new year’s resolution to sew my fabric collection (AKA stash) is still going strong.
Formerly too-precious-to-use fabric continues to break out of my fabric collection and into my wardrobe.
This gorgeous fabric comes from Mood in NYC and was purchased 5 years ago. A beautiful cotton voile with a huge pattern repeat featuring birds, flowers, botanicals and the odd old map or two.
It has almost been a dress several times, but I never got to the cutting out phase.
This time I broke the jinx and its now a Cielo top
I used French seams for construction and bias binding on the neck and hems. This is a size 14.
The neck and hems are an inch higher and longer than drafted because I attached the bias binding flush with the cut edges rather than in the seam allowance.
I didn’t add the seperate back yoke – there is plenty already going on with this top and one of the shoulders looks like it has a yoke anyway.
Pattern placement was a bit of a head scratcher, but I settled on the pinker and brighter section on the front and the yellower and more muted section on the back.
This top works well with my grey blue linen wide leg pants (love the yellow wall, don’t love the messy hair so much – it was very windy)
It’s a beautiful match with a new pencil skirt.
This is BurdaStyle 11/2019 #110, at the #111 length and without the D rings, made as a size 44 with size 42 waist.
My fabric is a stretch cotton in dove grey with a lovely sueded feel to it.
I was not careful enough with cutting out so the front was a touch bigger than it should be. I added two small tucks to the front and solved the problem.
This pattern has the front pockets drafted as a single piece. It acts almost like a tummy control. And inaccuracies in cutting out this piece and the front skirt mean that extra design features such as tucks need to be added.
So, to sum up how I’m feeling.
- Love, love, love my top. Glorious fabric and beautiful lantern sleeves.
- Very happy with my skirt. It’s a neutral basic that I need in my wardrobe and its lovely to wear.