fredag den 16. august 2013
Jeg havde nemlig købt et mønster over nettet, fra USA. Kan ikke lige huske, hvordan jeg faldt over det, men det var nok via en eller anden blog. Jeg havde læst andre steder, at det var lidt til den store side, og valgte en størrelse mindre end ellers.
Da jeg jo godt ved, at god skrædder-visdom er at sy et mønster op i f.eks. lagen-lærred først, og da jeg var lidt ærgelig over min bluse dagen før, så fandt jeg først noget stof, som jeg ikke sådan var helt lun på. Farven var lidt mærkelig og sådan.....
In spite of the sun shining and Tivoli celebrating its birthday, I still used my last vacation-day on sewing. ALL day.
I bought a pattern on the internet, from the US. Don't remember exactly how I found it, but it was probably by reading a blog. I read somewhere else, that the sizes were big, and chose a size smaller than what I really thought I would need.
Since I've learned that a wise tailor will test a pattern by sewing it in something cheap, and since I wasn't too happy about my top the day before, I started with finding some fabric that I wasn't too happy about. The color was a bit odd and such......
Det "rigtige" stof har også ligget på lager et par år. Det er købt hos John Lewis i London, og selv om jeg nu i nogle år har bildt mig ind, at det er Liberty, er det vist ikke sandt. Nok snarere Rowan. Men meget fint!
But to my big surprise, the brown top turned out really well! Even in spite of me not reading the pattern properly (why waste your time reading patterns?) and therefore not noticing that seam allowances were included in the pattern pieces, so I had - very neatly! - cut out the pieces with extra seam allowance. The top is a bit wide at the neck, but otherwise I just LOVE it! (I wore it straight away. Must be a good sign!)
The "real" stuff has been brewing in my stash for a few years. I bought it in John Lewis in London, and even though I've been sure it was Liberty, I found out today that it isn't. It is more like Rowan. But very luxury!
Actually, there were 3 different fabrics, but only 2 of them made it to the top. Maybe it is a bit colorful, but I love it! This time I cut the fabric according to the pattern, and the top is perfect. The sleeves are just the right length, the body is nice and long, and the detail with the bib on the front is nice. The color is just right.......
By the way, I ended up choosing a fifth kind of buttons, found in my button-box. They look nice for this top, I think, and right now I can't wait wearing it at work today!