Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lovely Lillestoff: Ottobre 02/2007-6 Ottobre wrap top

A few weeks ago, a representative from Lillestoff contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying out some of their new women's fabrics to show you all. After I finished squealling with delight, I responded with a hearty "yes, please!".
The fabrics I selected arrived super quickly from Germany. I had already chosen a pattern, but new fabric requires careful selection! After perusing the pattern stash, I ended up back with my first choice.
The pattern is from the 02/2007 issue of Ottobre woman. I've had this issue for years, with intentions of making this top. This Lillestof fabric was pretty much designed for this pattern! For the main body of the fabric, I used the Aloha Flamingo Paradise print.
The pattern is fairly basic, but with an interesting twist. The front is tank with a wrap overlay. The ties wrap fully around the body, giving shaping at the waist and flattering the bust. It makes a basic tee into something not at all basic.
The back is all one piece, but the wrap ties prevent the top from looking like the back was forgotten. The sleeves are also trimmed with the binding fabric, which adds a cohesive touch.
The Lillestoff knit was absolutely perfect for this top. The fabric has enough stretch to shape to the body nicely, but great recovery so that it doesn't sag or droop. The wrap sections stay in place perfectly all day, no readjustment required.
For the binding fabric, I used a ring-striped jersey, in "rosa/himbeer". It is a perfect match for the pink flowers. The aweseme thing about the Lillestoff jerseys is that the stretch runs in both directions, so I could use the stripes in whichever direction and still have the stretch and recovery I needed in the binding.
This isn't the first Lillestoff fabric I've sewn with, and it won't be the last. If you haven't had the pleasure of sewing up some Lillestoff, I have an exciting giveaway for you! As part of my bundle, I also recieved some fabrics to share with you! I have two separate packages, so hopefully they'll be an option you are interested it.
The first selection of fabrics are Lara and Holland prints. Each piece is about 2 meters. They would be lovely together or in separate projects. Enter below in the Rafflecopter giveaway! US and Canada only please. a Rafflecopter giveaway
For the other selection, Lillestoff sent me this adorable Summer Forest print. I've added about 3/4 of a yard of red rib knit from my own stash to coordinate. Enter here in the Rafflecopter giveaway. You can enter for both if you wish! US and Canada only please. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck! I'll announce the winner on the 11th! Be sure to check back then.

21 comments:

  1. You are KILLING IT with this top! The fit is awesome, that trim is making me drool, and I love how comfortable this looks. Great job! Terrific fabric!

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  2. Oh, I'm so excited that Lillestoff found a way to contact you. I put them onto your blog, since between you and HeatherB, I fell in love with their fabrics. I'm very glad to see your lovely make and your participation. It's going to be a fun trio of giveaways, with mine later this month! www.sewtigersew.com

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  3. The trim definitely adds a lot to the shirt, and it looks like a great pattern!

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  4. You knocked it out of the park with the wrap tee. The binding details really take the top from average to awesome.

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway, also.

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  6. Thank you so much! It was really fun to sew.

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  7. I am loving it! Kicking myself for not making it sooner! Lol!

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  8. Thank you so much for referring them to me!! I do love my Lillestoff. It's great that we've managed to spread out the givaways. Yay for random chance. LOL!

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  9. Your top is so you! Casual and a bit sexy but covered up. I love the prints you mixed!

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  10. Your tank looks so stylish. I wish you would give a close up of the fabric.

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  11. I love your top! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. If you click the links in the posts, where I refered to the fabrics by name, they'll take you to the Lillestoff page, which has several views of each print in close up. I hope that helps!

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  13. I'm usually not at all good at print mixing. Lillestoff does a good job putting together coordinates though. Makes it easy! Well, easier... Lol!

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  14. The contrast looks great on the binding... It reminds me of the Candyland board. Leave it to brilliant Ottobre to come up with a wrap top that stays put! I adore Lillestoff. I've not regretted a single penny I've spent on their stuff for my boys. Their prints are so lively and the recovery is unmatched in any cotton knits.

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  15. The contrast looks great on the binding... It reminds me of the Candyland board. Leave it to brilliant Ottobre to come up with a wrap top that stays put! I adore Lillestoff. I've not regretted a single penny I've spent on their stuff for my boys. Their prints are so lively and the recovery is unmatched in any cotton knits.

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  16. This top is super! I believe you hit the jackpot when Lillestoff contacted you. I am sure I would have been standing in a puddle.
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