Painting a picture
As soon as I finished sewing my first Painted Rose Top, I cut out and sewed up another one. That’s always a good sign isn’t it?
This liberty print is from a few seasons ago and I purchased it from Tessuti soon after it was released. I love both the coulourway and the print… it reminds me of lots and lots and lots of tiny little brush strokes. Very Monet don’t you think?
This top is pattern number 5 from Ottobre Design magazine Spring/Summer 2/2014. The English version of the magazine (it’s a Finnish publication) says “The design is straight-cut and the …neckline is wide enough for the top to be slipped on even though there is no zipper.” In other words, it’s an easy to sew, easy to wear, woven tee. As you’d expect, the bust darts do give this top a little more shape than others like it.
This pattern has quickly become a favourite and the lack of fitting issues, as mentioned in my previous post, gives me a lot more confidence to sew from my growing collection of Ottobre Design magazines. Sometimes this sewing game is all about confidence isn’t it?
Pattern: Painted Rose Top (pattern number 5) from Ottobre Design magazine Spring/Summer 2/2014
Fabric: Liberty from Tessuti
Alterations: The top was shortened by 3 inches near the hem.
Accessories: Necklaces purchased from Christine’s & shoes from Siricco.