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Saturday, October 11, 2008

BWOF 10/2008-114 Top - in person!

Here is the top on me as promised, not that I am much more presentable today and the photos are rubbishy self timer ones but you can get the general idea and you can see the batwing sleeves which are going to take a bit of getting used to. I think I could lower the neckline a little now I see these photos and I definitely think putting back the missing gathers will be an improvement too.

Yesterday I bought the fabrics for the outfit I'm making for the wedding on 31/10 (Halloween! I'm almost tempted to go in costume...). I am so excited about these I can't tell you, and the photo does not do them justice. I bought some turquoise dupioni for the coat - it's hard to see but it is shot with brown - and some brown and turquoise brocade with birds on it for a dress. I'll keep my blog updated with progress on them, got to get moving or I really will be going to the wedding in a pumpkin outfit.

14 comments:

Christina said...

Thanks for the pictures of the top; I'm going to try to make this up this weekend.

Great fabrics, I can't wait to see what you make with them.

Dawn said...

I love this top. Thanks for doing the self-timer thing so we can see it on a real (non-BWOF) persion.

Tany said...

The top looks even better on you!! Beautiful!

Those fabrics are TDF! I love that color combo!

Sue said...

Love those fabrics - I look forward to seeing what you make for the wedding!

Summerset said...

Very cute top! My fav color, of course. The fancy fabrics are beautiful and elegant - you'll be lovely!

Sewfast said...

Very pretty top! I had the same idea about doing the top before the dress. Guess great minds think alike. I finished mine last night and am wearing it today. I sewed about 2 inches up the bodice for modesty too. I did the gathers, but I like the look of it without too. Good job! Mary

Melody said...

I love your top, as soon as my October Burdas come in, I think I'm going to make it. I also can't wait to see what you make for the wedding. I've left you an award on my blog.

Vicki said...

Love those fabrics and look forward to seeing what you make with them! The BWOF top looks good on you. And you were so cute in that photo in the previous post!!

colour by number said...

Thanks for sharing. I am making the dress up soon!

LauraLo said...

The top and the dress are big on my to-do list! Your top is beautiful.

The Avid Embroiderer said...

Allison, I do a blog for AnnTheGran which is mainly about machine embroidery, and they are seeking new bloggers. They want to have some further variety, and sewing is an interesting subject for them.

You are doing such a beautiful job with sewing and blog. I do the blog "The Avid Embroiderer" so you can go to AnnTheGran and blogs, and find me. I would love to talk further with you.

Again, your work is beautiful and it is obvious that you enjoy what you do.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Ooooh, I love those turquoise fabrics. Can't wait to see them put together!

I am totally digging that pattern. It looks so cute on you, can't wait to make mine!

-E said...

oooooo where did you get that brocade???

Linda said...

Love the BWOF top. Very attractive