Saturday, January 12, 2008

Yet another Ottobre T

During the sales I managed to buy myself 4 new pairs of shoes! Three are black and the fourth pair are a coral colour I could not resist. It blends into my colour palette so of course I needed them!! And lo and behold they match the 30cm piece of fabric I purchased at Cleggs on the remnant table.


The top fabric is the remnant, the second and third fabric are net/meshes previously purchased from Frou Frou and the bottom piece is the left overs from this jacket. And of course the shoe! The coral mesh was discarded from the project as the colour was too bright for the rest.
I drew a plan for the piecing of the remnant. No section could be wider than 20cms.
The finished top. If you look closely you can see the joins. I was going to use the net to highlight the joins but decided I liked it as it was. I used the net for the neck binding, hem and sleeves. The neck and sleeves have the netting doubled. The sleeves are single layer and hemmed with the overlocker using the rolled hem function.
The back is the netting lined with a brown knit lining.

The green skirt fabric is just pinned around Eames at the moment but hopefully soon will be a simple skirt. Once done, I will take a photo of me in the outfit and shoes.

Ahh, it feels good to have sewn something in 2008!

15 comments:

Sew4Fun said...

Vicki, great use of a fabric remnant! I love your idea and finished tee.

Summerset said...

I love the way you really used that remnant to your advantage to make an interesting T! Rems are a great way to challenge your skills at making something out of nothing.

Bonnie D. said...

Very clever! This is a terrific top.

Shannon said...

You are so good at creating interesting T-shirts. Your T-shirts are always so chic and expensive looking. I love this latest inspiration!!

Tany said...

What a fabulous idea! You made a gorgeous T, unique and spectacular!

kasizzle said...

So adorable! I love this idea!

designdreamer said...

really cute and creative!
I had to go back and look at your picture of your remant, I noted it said 1.25 on the label. Is that what you paid for the remant? I realize that you added other fabrics, but that's an unbelieveable price for something so incredibly cute!

designdreamer said...

Oh, and I too have some (A LOT) of some coral silk chiffon that I'll bet is very similar to yours. I haven't figured out what to do with it however. If you come up with any great ideas, I'd be interested.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a great top! I love how you used the fabric remnants to get one beautiful piece. Can't wait to see you in both the top and skirt!

Theresa said...

Great looking tee-great inspiration

Sigrid said...

Wow, that's a good idea, and the result is so lovely. Missed this post apparently earlier on.

Lori said...

Great idea for your t-shirt. It is gorgeous and I love the sleeves.

Mardel said...

I really love the way that tee turned out and the way you used piecing to really maximize the fabric you had with great style. Thank you for sharing the details of your process as well.

a little sewing on the side said...

Brilliant Vicki! Those shoes inspired you. You really know what works for you- the colors, the styles and the combinations are very flattering.

Judy Williment said...

Love it love it love it! I love to see how you can take a limitation like only 30cm of fabric, and turn it into a stunning design feature. The fabrics looks so great, it was obviously exactly how it was supposed to be. Brilliant!