Friday, January 16, 2009

That Ol' Pattern Magic...

Finally... a change in the weather means that it was cool enough to wear one of the tops I made on my holidays. This is the long-sleeved, long-tie version in a viscose jersey. Lovely and drapey to wear.

It doesn't hold in a weave structure, but can be knotted lots of different ways.


I have the fabric and the plans for a sleeveless linen version (with the woven front stitched in place as in the book... invisible side zipper allowing me to get into it). There is also a large quantity of cotton voile awaiting my attention to make a sheer version.... and they'll probably have to wait until next summer holidays.... ho hum.

10 comments:

Kirsty said...

Clever girl! I love this top.

mayaluna said...

Nikki- I love it! The drape and the many different ways to wear it make it totally unique. I'm so curious to see your linen version!

rousabout studio said...

Love the top, very versatile and classy, the linen sounds nice too!!

cindy said...

Amazing, I hope we don't have to wait until next summer tosee more.

CameoRoze said...

Nikki! So many beautiful ways to tie your top and show off your lovely shape.

Gorgeous color, too.

Makin' Space,
Cameo @-->-->---

Michelle said...

love it...must see the others you do...love the colour too...
i don't make my own clothes as i seem to be utterly hopeless at it...but if i could make anything that turned out that nice...i'd be in heaven...

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Its stunning. Can't wait to see the versions in weave fabrics.

Fer said...

Oh my. That's just too cool!

Handmade said...

Great top - looks fab on you - you clever thing you!

Dorothy said...

If you check out the Jason Wu (Michele Obama Ball Dress) website for Spring 09 you will see several
outfits with the draping and tying
similiar to your top. Nikki, you are
"one step ahead" of the famous!