Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ottobre 04/2011-15

For Myra's "Make it in a Metre" astronaut tee, I wanted to make sure that the end result fit her uber girly personality.
I think the fabric is nicely androgynous, so I wanted a pattern that upped the girl factor. I also wanted to play with raglan sleeves again in this fabric. Ottobre 04/2011 had the perfect thing, #15 - the "Dreamland" tunic. It has simple style lines that allow the fabric to be the focus, while the gathered sleeves and neckline with keyhole opening add some girliness.
I used the same three fabrics as I did for Logan's tee. This time, I used my coverstitch binder to bind the neckline and armholes with ribbing. Prior to applying the binding, Ottobre has you gather them with clear elastic cut to the finished measurements. This method worked so well. It was much better than gathering with stitches and then staying the gathers with more stitches. It left a nice stretchy edge. Myra can even get the top over her head without unbuttoning it, and she has a giant melon.
Here is the cute little keyhole. I love it. I used a fun star button to tie in to the theme of the print. This is totally Myra's favorite part of the top. She shows everyone her star button. For the loop, I used a clear hair elastic. Easy peasy and works great. This piece used up the largest pieces of my knit, but I think it was worth it. We both love this cute top!

10 comments:

  1. It's wonderful!!!
    It reminds me of a mod '60's tent dress!!!
    She should ditch the pink PJ bottoms, and wear it with white fishnets, and red patent go-go boots!!!

    Don't forget the big, round, white-rimmed shades!

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    1. I'm not sure they make white fishnets in her size... :)

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    2. If someone does, I shall find them!

      I'm on it!!!!

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  2. Adorable! I'm so glad you posted the detail of that cute button. Myra is such a coquette, I didn't even notice it in all the pictures because she drops her head to mug for the camera. :)

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    1. Coquette is the perfect word for that child. I love it!

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  3. Love this top too. Can't wait to see the next one. It's amazing what you are doing with a metre of fabric.
    Brenda in the Boro UK

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  4. So clever with the hair elastic - awesome top!

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    1. Thanks! I can't claim to have originated that idea, but it is very clever.

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  5. Yay keyholes! It's so retro Star Trek chic!

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