Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Here's one I made earlier...

It seems as if it's a while since I've blogged about anything I've made, which is pretty much the purpose of this blog, so without further ado,

Here's one I made earlier!




Not that much earlier - I think it was a couple of days after Christmas, but I've just not got round to telling you about it yet.

It is the Maria Denmark Day to Night Drape top.   It's a new-ish pattern, and the first Maria Denmark one I've tried.  I saw Scruffy Badger's awesome pink butterfly version and knew I had to make my own as soon as possible. 

Sadly at that time I didn't have any jersey in my stash, but a shopping trip a couple of days after Christmas yielded some black and grey lace patterned burnout jersey.  As soon as I got home I downloaded the pattern and set to work.  My husband couldn't believe how quickly I made this!  It only took a couple of hours, from purchasing the pattern online, to wearing.

The pattern doesn't include sleeves.  Maria says that the sleeves of her Birgette Basic Tee can be used, but I used the sleeve from a jersey dress pattern I already had and it fitted perfectly.

I'm really pleased with the finished top.  It's just the sort of thing I like to wear; comfortable but reasonably stylish, looks good either dressed up or with jeans. 

The sleeves are slightly too short - despite measuring several times - but I've got enough fabric left that I could either replace the sleeves completely or sew a deep cuff on the existing ones.   I bought 1.5 metres of this fabric, but I could easily have got the top out of 1 metre.  I'll definitely be on the lookout for fabric to make more of these. 

8 comments:

  1. I love it! I bought this pattern a couple weeks ago, and I'm looking forward to making it up. But first I need to tackle some of the things that have been on my list for even longer!

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    1. Thanks Gail. It's a great pattern, I'm sure you'll love it. You are good putting it into your queue rather than getting started on it straight away!

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  2. Lovely! The cowl neck is beautifully draped, and I love the fabric you chose :)

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  3. It looks like a great basic! Nice that it takes so little fabric.

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  4. I really like that fabric. Flattering neckline, too.

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  5. Thank you all for your lovely comments.

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  6. That is a really great top on you! It skims your figure nicely and shapes your small waist. Hmmm, maybe I should try this pattern?

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    1. Thanks Jenny. You should definitely try this pattern, it's very straightforward to make and very comfortable to wear. I'm pretty sure I'll be making more!

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