Sunday, March 18, 2012


So now I've made my second one, I thought I'd better rave about my new favourite pattern. It is going down in history as the most expensive pattern I've ever bought, but I already realize the quality and expertise behind it!

So, what's so good about it?

Super easy placket.
No interfacing.
Easy gathering (I used my shirring elastic again)
Sizing is perfect- I made an XL with no adjustments at all.

I used this crinkle fabric from the stash for the first one; the only trouble was pressing
 the seams and making sure I didn't iron out the crinkles!

The second one is in $4 a metre Spotlight cotton; I used about 1.2m, a bit of a bargain! 

I love the spots! I didn't try them on, but will try and snap some of me wearing it- they'll high on rotation in my work wardrobe. I've worn the first one and got a compliment straight away!

The pattern now comes in a downloadable form, much cheaper (but without the gorgeous packaging and you have to sticky tape it all together- that's how I justify my purchase ha ha). I've also read the tank is great, but it's so similar to this one I made I don't need another pattern!


Carmel Morris said...

Woah! I just took a look and that is an expensive pattern. The tops look great though, and when you consider the bargain fabric, and the fact that you've already made two, then I guess it works out alright. I do want to see you come back and model them properly though.

Kate said...

They both look great!!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Fantastic Bec!

jennie said...

Love both of these - great for work!x

Julie said...

Both look lovely, very classy looking.

nicole said...

oh i love the spots! such a great pattern :D

Yana said...

both tops turned out lovely! i especially like the pink one :) that pattern is quite expensive, but looks like you are getting good use out of it :)

kylie said...

Funny that you posted this today, I just looked through the patterns on this site... you've done a great job with them. I love the dotty one particularly! :)

Karen said...

I've read about this one a few times and when I went to buy the pattern it was out of print.
Sounds like a good one though - the tops are great Bec - I too am in love with the spotty one.
Modelled shots please ma'am!

Sally said...

Your tops look wonderful... I am thinking that I must invest in this pattern... the cheaper printable one anyway :)