Friday, 12 February 2010

Same But Different...

A friend very generously friend gifted me this beautiful liberty fabric. I planned on making the same pattern as the gingham top that I made recently, however after a few goes trying to get the gathers even I cheated & added front & back pleats.


This top has been an excellent lesson in fabric selection & the fact that sewing the same pattern in two different fabrics will result in very different finished garments. The liberty fabric has a beautiful drape to it, but this also means that the pattern needs some alterations to make it work for me.

Liberty Top

Basically I need to unpick & start again, which of course I am putting off. I may need to tidy up my sewing room to find my unpicker first.

7 comments:

One Flew Over said...

It looks pretty good to me Chris! But I know the inner perfectionist in you won't be happy until it is just right.

I'm just thrilled it is seeing the light of day rather than sitting in my stash taunting me!!

x

Karin said...

I think it looks very pretty, but ofcourse it has to fit right. I hope you'll be able to make it work. The fabric is lovely!

Marina said...

It looks gorgeous although I know what it's like to feel that something's not quite right. Funnily I saw that fabric in Tessuti's today and thought it would make a beautiful top.....!

Tania said...

OK, OK, I'll cut you some perfectionist slack. Because I 'get' that you will only think of 'what could have been' and also because that fabric is so, so, so, so, so (I could go on) beautiful.

sooz said...

Gorgeous fabric! I can't agree more about the fabric+pattern variation. In the last 2 weeks I ahve made the same pattern in 3 different fabrics and the final products could not be more different. Even when the fabrics appear to be very similar, subtle differences in weight, give, even the effect of the pattern on the eye can change the overall look and fit remarkably.

Katyha said...

I love all your creations, I could just stare at them all day.

Rosalind said...

stunning fabric - I am enjoying catching up on your blog :-)