Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hoot hoot! BWOF Project of the Month: February


This pattern is in my wardrobe plan, but I was sent a fabric different than the one I ordered. Since I wanted to get my February Burda project out of the way, I decided to just make it up with something in my stash. I'll make it again for the wardrobe once I get the correct fabric.







Fabric
Silk jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics. I bought it nearly a year ago... Yes, those are black owls with bursting red tails that you see. My husband was sitting at the dining table when I was cutting the fabric. He kept looking at it funny but he knew better than to say anything.

Construction/alterations
This is essentially a t-shirt except there's no hemming to do because the neck, sleeves, and waist are finished with bands of doubled fabric. Easy!

The waistband is drafted to be 4 inches long when finished. I was worried about the top being too short so the finished length of my waistband is 5 inches.

Conclusion
Easy top, I look forward to making it again in knit gauze.

22 comments:

Alexa said...

Looks great! I LOVE the fabric, and have yet to make something out of silk jersey - silk jersey reminds me of Vionnet!

Adrienne said...

Very cute!!!!!!

Sigrid said...

Lovely t-shirt. Might be just the one for a fabric I have too.
Enjoy your vacation.

toya said...

this looks great on you, I have this one traced out, I'm glad it is an easy project, I will get to get once I find a nice print

Sew4Fun said...

Lovely top! I wouldn't have given this pattern a second glance but it really suits you. Enjoy the mountains.

yaiAnn said...

Love it! This is going to make a great work shirt. I'm planning to make two of these as well!

Gorgeous Things said...

That turned out beautifully! I'll have to check that pattern out now.

Leslie said...

yup, that style is great on you! Fun fabric, I'm sure it feels dreamy too.

Geri said...

Great fabric! I liked this top from BWOF a lot too. I think I will sew one too.

narcissaqtpie said...

So stylish, I love this! I need to get some gorgeous fabrics ASAP!

Melissa said...

That is so cute, I need one now! Enjoy your getaway! :-)

Tany said...

Gorgeous looking top! It suits you perfectly!

C. Dishmey said...

Too Cute! Wow...its short sleeve season already!

Berry said...

Gorgeous top and great fabric.It's on my list and now that I know it's safe to do, I'll definitely go ahead ;o)

Anonymous said...

Looks fantastic! I'll make a note of the pattern number. I'm so frustrated that I only just got BWOF December 2007 issues today in the mail (in Australia).
Rubydarling

CharityinAlaska said...

That is really cute on you. LOVED the husband comment. He is a wise one. *wink*.

Charity

Tracey said...

Thanks for locating Adrienne's "camera" post for me. I really appreciate it. By the way, you must have one of the fastest needles in cyberspace. You seem to complete so many projects in such a short period of time. I love your stuff.

Hana - Marmota said...

Oh, wait! That's Kenojuak Ashewak's The Enchanted Owl! Wow!

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Linley said...

This top looks lovely. Can you explain how the neckline is cut and sewn?

Thanks

Christina said...

Linley - The neckband is just a long rectangular piece the same width as the neckline - you stitch the ends together, fold it in half lengthwise, then stitch it to the neckline.

Linley said...

Thank you so much