Saturday, October 23, 2010

A little something for moi

Half a bottle of Tamburlaine Riesling and I was thinking that I can't be bothered to post today.  Thankfully I took these photos this morning.   After my last round of willow & moo sewing, I decided to do something for myself.  Of course, I did make Will some shirts, but I wanted something for me.  

I liked the style of this top in Ottobre Woman.  It is a maternity pattern (02/07 #20), but with my size, I figured I could get away with it.  It makes a comfy shirt, but I will admit that I don't like where the horizontal seam hits me.  It's dead centre across my boobs.  The ruching in the side is good though for some extra fabric over my tummy without looking like a tent.   (excuse the look of the top.  I dragged it out the dirty laundry to photograph it.)
I've already taken the cross front from #20 and put it onto the front of #6 to get a regular t-shirt with a cross front.  I've added a bit of length to the top of the bodice, so hopefully the seam will come below my chest.  But I have to wait until I do some more work until I can make up another top.  

I also made a skirt.  It's the Farbenmix Langeness pattern.  
langeness with a florafox
I thought the skirt was a  little plain, so I added a Florafox embroidery, but now I am trying to decide if the skirts needs a bit more embroidery or perhaps some matching Florafox ribbon.  What do you think?


Liz said...

I like the skirt!! Maybe some ribbon down the front seams?
I love the cross over front tops - I really should try one for myself one day :)

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Hope the vino was nice;-)

Loving Florafox and yes a little ribbon would be nice too.

I have a shirt that goes straight across my chest which is a darn nuisance as it can rub and cause the old "high beam" look LOL.

Sara, my mum arrived and I got to look at "the package" om my it is GORGEOUS ... thank you so much you are wonderfully talented. Will take some pics when it is her birthday.

Marie said...

Sara - looks great, sham about the seam placement.I wonder if a full bust adjustment would work for the future, not sure.

Clo - you made me snort with the full beam comment.

Peta said...

Love both the top and skirt - and yay for sewing for yourself!!

Nadine said...

I think some flora fox ribbon would look lovely :)

The Handmaden said...

I have a few tops with similar seam placement, i like the look of them but they do sort of emphasise the boobs and tum.
I think the skirt would look nice with a bit more of something.

Karen said...

Hooray something for you - well done!
I'd maybe go the ribbon - I love that Flora Fox embroidery - the ribbon would finish it off nicely I think.
(But maybe refrain from making a matching FLora Fox shirt for you might be too foxy!)

toadstooldots said...

Great, that you have done something for yourself! Pity with the seam.
The skirt is pretty, but I would go for the ribbon and could imagine a matching top.

Carolyn said...

love the skirt and top. What fabric is your top? I love that colour! I think the skirt will look good whatever you decide to do with it ;) I love mine of that pattern, am trying to decide what fabric to use next.

Steffi said...

I love your skirt and top.The blue fabric is really beautiful.