Monday, April 5, 2010

Swing top, Japanese style.

New meaning for the word "roomy"

I have a bit of a crush going with Japanese sewing books.
I am accummulating a few and get inspired everytime I look through them,
but have only made up a couple of things.

But they are generally very simple and straightforward...
which is lucky given the complete absence of English guidance.

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I made a version of a swing top from the above book.
It was very full to start with
but then I lengthened the sleeve by extending the line of the sleeve at the cuff.

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This top really gives a whole new meaning to "full" or "room to manouver"

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I'm still not sure.
Love the fabric.
And often look at it and think "love it".
But then look at it another time and think
"not convinced"

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Anyhow, I adore the fabric
from the lovely Noor at Holland Fabric House.
Check out her web store or etsy store.
Remember those gorgeous bias tapes I bought a while back?
And I have some of that divine kimono girls fabric in my stash now :)

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And it is pretty.
And it certainly is different.

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So I am happy as long as the little goddess will wear it.
Perhaps even with some trousers...


5 comments:

MoederKip said...

I ADORE this top .... Will you make one for me ;-)

Tania said...

Absolute winner. With layers (which, yeah, could include trousers)...

michal said...

This is so cute! I really love it! looks very roomy and comfortable indeed!

Gilly said...

I really like this Tassy - super clever and very very cute :)

jorth said...

So cute! Those Japanese sewing books are the best, aren't they?!