Friday, 18 January 2013

Completed: Airelle... No, Really!


No... Could it be? Has Stevie actually sewn and finished something?! I know thats what your thinking!
My last completed sewing project to my shame was a petticoat I never wear. IN JULY!
                                                                     Prey forgive me!
But I'm officially back! Albeit with a make shift sewing space for now. Here is my Airelle from Deer and Doe. I have to say I wasn't sure i'd like this style but its actually very pretty or Tres Jolie even!(Thankyou to you) I showed Piemaker when he got home from work and his response was... "Ummm a bit loud..." It might be the pairing with purple jeans perhaps.  But I really like this top!

This stretch cotton has been in  my stash for AGES. I bought it in Ditto in remnants when I first moved to Brighton four(?!) years ago. I'm glad I managed to eek something wearable out of it, although I had to cut the facings separately to squeeze it in. Overall i'm pretty happy with the fit and it went together like a dream! I didn't bother with instructions although my french is passable, honest! The only thing I will do in the future is go up a size for a woven with no stretch. This is just about comfortable on but pulling it on and off can be a bit of a wriggle. The top photo is a little notched detail I decided to use on the cuffs. I often have trouble with 3/4 length cuffs being tight so this was to insure I could move comfortably. I needn't have bothered.

 Plus you lucky things get to see a corner of our new house! Yes thats our crap on the sofa, yes there is no flooring. But we'll get there in the end!
I need to find a better photo corner.



7 comments:

  1. Good job:)

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  2. Hi Stevie, you look like you are dressed for the current weather very stylishly. Love the fabric.

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  3. Stevie, your new top is fab and the print looks lovely on you :) And, I so know what you mean about 3/4 sleeves... it's stuff like that that makes me keen to sew my own things. I'm looking forward to catching up with you at your Walthamstow meet up on 2nd Feb hun!

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  4. What a super cute top! I love the Airelle pattern- it's really adorable. And I say the purple jeans are just adding to the awesome :D

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  5. The blouse and the house corner are both lovely. I love the riot of purples in the outfit.

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  6. Hooray! I like what you did with the cuff - clever!

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