Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ottobre 05/2009-5 drape neck top

I'm taking a quick break from the jungle to try out a pattern that has been on my radar a while.
Of course, you can't see any of the details that make this pattern cool. But I did need a basic black tee...
Here is a slightly overexposed dress form shot. The pattern is from the 05/2009 issue of Ottobre Woman. When I first got this issue, I was drawn to that draped neckline in the line drawing, but the fashion photo is impossible to see. I looked up the reviews on PR, which all said that the drape was skimpy.
Given those reviews, I added an inch to the width of the gathered area within the drape. It looks lovely on the dress form, but with wear, the draped section tends to collapse. It's still pretty and very wearable, but I think I'll leave well enough alone on my next version and make it up as drafted.
The fabric I used is a shimmery jersey that I got in a free bundle from FabricMart. It's hard to get a good picture of the shimmer, as it is subtle, but this pic and the dress form shots give a good representation.
Other than the width of the neckline drape, the only other alterations I made were to omit the sleeve flounces and to do my usual cheater FBA. I also lengthened the top about 2 inches. Ottobre tops always seem to be drafted a bit shorter than I prefer. In this softly draping fabric, I could probably also use a swayback adjustment, as you can see I have a little pooling in that area.
Overall, I am pleased with this pattern! I think I'll make it up next in a silver leopard sweater knit I have. And while the serger is threaded with black, there is another all black project that I've had on the backburner. It's gonna be fun...

ETA: A couple of y'all have asked about the jeans I'm wearing. They are Vogue 1059, and you can check them out here!

16 comments:

  1. Shirley Ann SanderJanuary 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    I love this top! I'll have to see if I have this issue.

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  2. Yes, inquiring minds want to know about the pants -did you make them, and if so, what pattern?

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  3. Mmm, free bundle.... ;)
    Thank you! Every girl needs some sparkle and great jeans! :)

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  4. A gal can never have too many black tops.

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  5. I did make them! They are Vogue 1059. You can see them here - http://katiekadiddlehopper.blogspot.com/2012/10/vogue-1059-jeans.html

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  6. I like that top. Jeans look great also

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  7. Gorgeous top -- I love the neckline -- and you can definitely wear black:)

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  8. I really like that neckline, and the shimmer is lovely. You've been busy this month!

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  9. Love this top. It looks great on you.

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  10. Looks lovely! A basic black tee, sure, but I love that neckline, it really dresses it up.

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  11. Sarah Colley JonesJanuary 17, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    That's a great top!!
    Excuse me: That's another great top!!

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  12. Very pretty and the sparkle is subtle just gorgeous.

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  13. Love the top! Those jeans make me actually want to sew a pair!

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  14. The top is so fun! I love the sparkle.

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