Love/Hate [Le Challenge] :: Sewing ::

Saturday, 14 February 2015


Le Challenge is back... and as per usual, I made it just...and in fact this post is really late.. But dots was the theme, and dots I give you! Let's start by the only thing that comes to my mind when I think about this project - this fabric did my head in, but I love this top. It was so slippery, I just did not control any of the sewing process - ok maybe I did a bit because it does look like the Tova it is meant to be.





Not sure I have a lot to say, except that this is my favourite make ever. It a Tova but without the collar, it is much more my style. I applied a light fusible interfacing to the placket, and finished with a bias tape (although I really need to redo this for a better finish). I also shortened the top a bit. It is a tad on the small side at the moment (to encourage me to diet better..?!)



This fabric has been in my stash for at least a couple of years, and I have no idea where I got it from. I am surprised I actually like it on me, but that blue/grey really works for me - I suppose the dots/flowers add interest? 



Here you are I hated the process, but love the result - the perfect combination for Valentine's Day?!

Does 'dots' inspire you? Link in to le challenge here for a chance to win a voucher to the Fat Quarter Shop. 

13 comments:

  1. Cute fabric. A print is refreshing and gives a modern touch.

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  2. What a beautiful top! It's a shame that the fabric was so hard to work with, because it really is lovely.
    xox,
    Cee

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  3. It's turned out beautifully. It looks great on you :)

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  4. It's beautiful even if it wasn't easy to sew!

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  5. Beautiful top and I love the alterations that you've made to the original pattern.

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  6. Really nice top! Like I love it and looks great!

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  7. This is really nice! I'm tempted to try the pattern!

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  8. This is an amazing finish! I am truly in awe of anyone who can sew clothes or a bag and have it look so good!!!

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  9. Great finish Nat! I love the color and it fits you perfectly. I love it.

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  10. It is really pretty - and I love the style without the collar :-)

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  11. Beautiful! The fabric looks great too! Good job!

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