Oh yes! I have an addiction! Got a few subscriptions to some sewing magazines! I was not supposed to get another one, but then Love Sewing came along! Took me some time to decide but I got i! I even tried to decide which of the other magazines to drop! But it was just impossible to decide which to sacrifice that I ended up not cancelling the subscription on any of them!
Made the first issue dress – blogged about here.
From the second issue I decided to make the Lottie top! looks cute and I had enough fabric left from my Gabriola Skirt to make this top as well.
However, I learnt my lesson from the skirt and used stiffener to make the fabric easier to use! It is sliding a lot and it was a pain to cut and sew on the skirt! But the liquid stiffener sorted the issue and the top came together like a dream! I have been wearing the top many times since and it’s one of my favourite garments so far! I felt that instructions are not as clear, but as usual did not really use them.
Also the instructions did not really say how add the collar/sash on so i ended up doing a bit of hand stitching to keep the seam to lie flat and not annoy me when I do wear it.
This is how the top looked like once I finished it and before I washed it!
I have already decided that I will be making a few more versions of this top, just not yet! Trying to avoid making blue stuff, and so far the fabrics I think for this top are all blue! Ups! I know I know! But I cannot help it, since blue is my favourite colour! I would even eat blue chocolate! Hey if any of you know about blue chocolate let me know where I can find it!
Blue is my favourite too! I find my closet is full of blue. (My house has a lot of chocolate stashed here and there too!)
Looks great! I made a wearable muslin top in some horrid fabric that I didn’t even bother to finish. I might try again now I have seen how gorgeous yours looks!
Oh thank you! Indeed sometimes the fabric does make or break a make! Give it another go! I am sure you will love it!