Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Hole-y Moly Banksia
First of all, let me apologise for the quality of the photos, the weather was dreary and this fabric is sooo difficult to photograph properly.
Aside from that, check out my pretty new top!!
I used Megan Nielsen's Banksia pattern again (version 1 here) as it was such a great fit and easy pattern to use. I cut a size 8 in the shoulders, graduating to a 12 in the hips and I shortened it through the waist since I am a little deficient in the height department!
The fabric is the Marc Jacobs cotton eyelet that I purchased at Mood in NYC recently. The fabric is so pretty and I really wanted to show it off to its best. I first sewed it up with an interlining because I was worried the eyelet holes were too big and possibly revealing, but this made all the eyelet detail disappear so I removed it all and the top isn't as hole-y (see the blog title makes sense now) as I had feared!
I altered the back pattern piece by adding a horizontal seam about 4" from the top and cutting the lower piece with an allowance to gather it.
I inserted a faux placket and outlined it with two different trims, a light blue which picks up the light blue leaves on the fabric and a beige. The buttons are shell buttons.
I edged the neck and armholes with a narrow hem folded over twice.
Of course during these pics the rain started - I still don't understand Brisbane weather, 30 degrees and raining - crazy!
Again, this Banksia pattern was a dream to work with and I love how versatile it is for summer, winter, long sleeve, sleeveless, whatever!! I think this has become my new TNT pattern. Do any of you have a tried and true pattern and if so, what is it?