Friday, November 27, 2009

More success sewing with jersey

Ottobre 2-2009-2 Wind TUnicaI got very frustrated in the shirt sewing, I might just stick with jersey tops for the time being: this came together so easily, and the fabric does all the work.

Pattern: Ottobre 02-2009-2 (Wind Tunic) 

Pattern Description:
(mine) Tunic with boatneck, 3/4 sleeves and flared hemline at slightly below hips length

Pattern Sizing:
I cut a 38 on top, tapering to 42 at the waist and 46 at the hips.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done s
ewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?

yes, very.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I chose the pattern because of the boatneck -- and I thought I could always change the hemline, if I ended up not liking the flare.
Turns out I loooove the flared hem. I got lots of compliments on the top when I wore it for the first time.

Fabric Used:
Fabric is three layers: white mesh on top, then loose white threads, and black jersey, all three stitched together with the swirly lines. -- I bought it at Stoffekontor in Leipzig (they do have an English version of the sitem, too), and I got lovely service from them -- NAYY.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Apart from tapering across different sizes, none.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't think I need another one of these, as the shape is quite distinctive. I highly recommend the top to others. Most of the knit tops and dresses of this Ottobre issue can be mixed and matched: different sleeve lengths, different neck openings, different hems. I'm sure to make at least one more top from one of these patterns. I looove the fit.

I am very glad I tried the unusual shape, as it turns out it is supremely figure-flattering for my A-shape.


spinndiva said...

OMG! I loooooooooooove the way this turned out! I wish I could sew!
Way to go Lara! I love everything about it, the cut, the fabric choice! Wonderfully done!

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Karin said...

Interesting fabric, nice!

Batty said...

I love fabric that makes a statement! The combination with the clean, fitted a-line silhouette is a big success.