Sunday, September 21, 2008


I don't know how to make patterns. I've typed up the instructions for Sourpuss. That was the easy part. Now it's time to make it look pretty, which I'm sure I will get frustrated with.

So naturally I got distracted on my way to the computer.

I'm very excited about this top (affectionately called the tomato top). It's the first clothing I've made for myself in a very long time, and it actually fits! I used Simplicity 4589, just adding about 6cm to the length. It's probably a size or two larger than I need, but I still love it. The pattern was fairly straight-forward, and their narrow hems worked surprisingly well. I'll definitely use both the pattern and the hemming method again.

I don't know much about the plethora of different fabrics available, other than the some of the more obvious ones such as corduroy and tulle. This tomato fabric is voile and after using it for the first time I'm now a fan. The weave has just enough looseness to fold nicely on the curves, and didn't fray too much.

There is also a top for Hannah cut out from the same fabric, unfortunately. While watching me cut out my top she commented that she would also like a tomato top. Silly me didn't think fast enough about the cringe-worthy mother-daughter-outfit aspect. Oh well ... a lesson learned.


13mimosa said...

As I"ve mentioned I've had real trouble finding clothes I like so bought a couple of patterns recently. I really like this one though, I'll have to buy it and try some more. I now have three patterns and am hoping I get something I like out of them. Next week we're spending a few days with my parents at theirs during holidays, so hopefully I come back with something I could wear outside the house!

ella kelly said...

I have to say I had a mother-daughter matching outfit when I was about five. Polyester crimpoline red and white. Ahem. I now look back at that fondly. Hope this helps deal with the cringes.

ella kelly said...

PS - but more importantly, very cute top!!!

lorchick said...

One day in Winners one of the employees commented that my DD and I were dressed the same (i was wearing a pink tanktop and bluejeans, she was wearing a pink onesie and bluejeans) ... i think she thought i did it on purpose, but i was absolutely mortified because it was an accident and I felt like I was suddenly viewed as one of *Those People*. lol.
However if I were to sew a set of mother-daughter tops and dress similarly on purpose i would feel like it was cute and not mortifying. lol.

Kristin said...

very pretty! I think I'm going to have to buy that pattern (how nice that they're on sale this weekend!)