Monday, 31 January 2011

Two little tops

More sewing for myself, a comfy velour long sleeve T from the Ottobre CW303 pack and a rather funky black embroidered top from Ottobre woman 5/2007, pattern #12. The Vampiress is on the back and the bat is the front, both embroideries from Urban Threads.

Ottobre 05/07 #12 bat (front)

Ottobre 05/07 #12 vampire (back)

Ottobre CW 303, purple velour

I've enjoyed sewing for the January challenge, it's nice to make some things that I will actually like wearing. Amazing the difference a small alteration can make to the fit of a garment. I have to make a high round back adjustment to my tops, it only adds in 1/4" but what a huge difference it makes in the fit. The shoulder seams sit on my actual shoulders and I'm not constantly pulling my top forwards at the neck to make it more comfortable. I have to sew for myself more often, the results really are worth the time it takes.


  1. You've done a great job meeting January's challenge. I only managed to make 1 lonely piece of clothing for myself. What do you have planned for Feb?

  2. Thanks Cindy :) February is stash game, woohoo! I've made some dungarees (overalls ;P) for Toddler for my offical Challenge new pattern but havealso set myself a stash game goal of 20+ new patterns sewn up as well as a bit of home dec sewing that *really* needs done.