Ottobre for the win
My love of the Scout Woven Tee has been well documented, but readers I’ve moved on… I’ve discovered the benefits of a woven tee with bust darts!
The Painted Rose Top (pictured on right) from Ottobre Design magazine Spring/Summer 2/2014 is my new go to woven tee.
Apart from a little shortening, this top is without adjustments. I’m talking no full bust adjustment, no fiddling with the position and/or length of the bust darts, no grading between sizes and no high rounded shoulder adjustment. It feels like I’ve hit the pattern jackpot and it makes me oh so happy!
Telling tales on myself…. After the first wear I decided I would shave a little off the front neckline before sewing up this pattern again. I returned to my pattern pieces to discover than I had accidentally added seam allowances to the front and back neckline. Oppphhhs! With Ottobre Design patterns hem and neckline seam allowances are included so you only need to add them to the other outer edges. I can safely say that tracing late at night when you are tired can be just as disastrous as sewing when you are fatigued!
I’ve raved about this fabric in the orange colourway before, and I’ll rave again. It’s a lovely buttery soft cotton from The Cloth Shop that has excellent drape and isn’t transparent. After sewing this top, I returned to see if I could purchase anymore of either colourway. Yes, it was a serious fabric crush! The orange was all gone, but I’ve stashed some more green and envisage making a long sleeve top with it one day. No point making firm pattern plans or dictating time-frames that I have little chance of sticking too!
Pattern: Painted Rose Top from Ottobre Design magazine Spring/Summer 2/2014
Fabric: Cotton from The Cloth Shop
Alterations: The top was shortened by 3 inches near the hem.
Accessories: Necklaces from Elk (red) & Scarlet Jones (green). Shoes recently purchased at Gorman.
And before I go, I feel the need to give my new shoes a little of the lime-light.