Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ottobre 02/2009-5: Vibrant Color stashbusting theme

The April theme for the Stashbusting Sewalong is Vibrant Color, and I got in right under the wire with this top!
I actually hadn't really planned to do the color theme this month, although I do love bright colors and I have plenty in my stash. I was just kinda sewing along, and I made a dress out of this fabric for Barbie. It was still sitting out on my cutting table and I decided to go for it, but for me! Barbie can't have all my fabric.
Choosing a pattern was more of a challenge than usual though. I could not decide what I wanted! I even had a Burda partly traced then changed my mind. In the end, I went with Ottobre 02/2009-5, the Waterfall blouse. I've been looking for a cowl neck top that wasn't super low cut, and I think I've found it!
This cowl drapes gracefully, but is high up enough that people in front of me don't get a view of my bellybutton when I bend over.
The feature that keeps the cowl in place is the shoulder seams, which are rotated slightly toward the back. That way the cowl is draping from behind the shoulder, rather than down from the neck. It really works well. The back neckline is finished with a facing, I topstitched it down. Rayon jersey tends to roll out.
I'm so glad I jumped on the Vibrant Color bandwagon! I really love this top. The fabric and pattern are both great, and I know I will wear it a ton, and definitely use this pattern again.

12 comments:

  1. The colours are beautifully vibrant. I'm really pleased to see this pattern made up, I was just looking at it for a nice trans seasonal t shirt, and it looks very good on you. Its also good to see you making something for yourself.

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  2. Adorable blouse! I love it -- way to go. And, what a beautiful fit on you. You're ready for spring!

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  3. Love those colors!

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  4. Love the shape of this, and it fits/suits you so well! The sleeves are lovely as well. Nice one!

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  5. It's so fun and swirly. And I love that pattern. I've made it twice and it's a fun, easy make. I don't remember it having sleeves--did you add sleeves, or am I just getting old and forgetting stuff? :)

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  6. I knew I remembered seeing it on someone! That was what made me want to make it! It came with two sleeves - long and this flutter sleeve. This sleeve was on the dress version though.

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  7. Thank you! I do love the sleeve.

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  8. Thanks so much! I am so ready for some spring sewing!!

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  9. Thanks!! It is a nice pattern. It has a long sleeve as well that I think would be nice even in colder weather. It's nice to feel like I'm getting back in the game. My mojo really tanked for a while there.

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