Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mary Rose top....

It took me half an hour to get dressed the other day!
Which is a hell of a lot of wasted time in anyone's book - usually it's two minutes and I'm done. The weather in my neck of the woods is somewhat strange...cold one minute, warm the next so dressing for Spring isn't always easy. I either have a lot of dark Winter clothes or a lot of Summer (40C heat) clothes and not many in between.

So, I rummaged through some old patterns of mine and decided on this top. I made it with some pretty Mary Rose fabric that I have had for a while. (I bought it very cheaply online so to use nearly two yards of it was OK! (It's $26AUD per yard in Australia! OUCH)!

It was an easy pattern to make up (Butterick 3524) and one that I have used a few times. This time around however, I did change a few things - I made the bust line lower (who ever made this pattern up must have had very tiny boobs - not that I have huge ones but a little more room there doesn't hurt), and I added quite a bit of length to it - I like things a bit longer - and I added the lace around the edges.
It's very girly and pretty and I love it!!
What other fabric can I cut into next....?

Kathryn. XX


My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Kathryn,
Love your new top & love Mary Rose fabric, it is just so pretty.I have quite a lot of MR fabrics but I do not suit florals, oh well.
You have got me thinking that I should be doing some sewing for myself, summer is just around the corner.
Have a great weekend.

Lyn xoxoxoxoxoxox

Jessica said...

I love the pretty top you made! So cute. :-)

Little Mysteries said...

Its beautiful. I love Mary Rose fabrics too. Its such a shame it costs so much here, makes it hard to sew clothes from favorite fabrics. Hope you get lots of wear out of it.

Kerryanne English said...

That is such a pretty top Kathryn....very feminine too.

Gail McCormack said...

How clever are you Kathryn!! Do you mean it only took you half an hour to make? It's so pretty
I couldn't agree more about our crazy weather.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathryn.
OOHH just popped in from another blog and i'm glad i did....that is beautiful and i love the fabric.
I have to go now,you know what its like when you find a new blog you just have to read back lol,better go and get a drink and get comfy lol.
Love Kristina x

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathryn,
I am just lovng the top you made! Golly gosh you are sooo clever! Have you considered making them to sell in you store?
Hope you have a great weekend.
Sarah xxx

Leni and Rose said...

Oh, I love it, what beautiful fabric!!

marie said...

What a lovely top - so sweet and it looks so comfortable!

Can't find something to wear ~ just make something new! You go girl!

NoƩmia said...

Yes, it's very pretty, fresh and good mine!

Curlew Country said...

What a beautiful creation, I aodre the fabric. Very Cath Kidston but a snip of the price. Gorgeous.

Julie said...

Love your top. I have trouble in the boob department too and don't seem to fit into this style when I buy tops. I'm going to look up that pattern. Thankyou. Love your blog too, just discovered it.

Lesley said...

Hi Kathryn,

Just visiting from Jodie's blog. I love your new top - gorgeous fabric! Are you going to make one in every colour? I know I would!!

It's lovely to find your blog and I'll make sure I come back :)

Nancy said...

I love that top. I envy your ability to modify patterns. I probably should just give it a go, but something always stops me!

suz said...

what a sweet top - it's a perfect pattern for Mary Rose fabric (which is one of my favorite lines of fabric, especially the soft pastel ones). Love your blog. SuzK