Tuesday, March 2, 2010

First Autumn shirt

Purple shirt 002

The autumn weather is fast approaching so I thought I had better start clothing these sprouting children. I used a pattern from a book I got from Pomadour. It is quite a small fit, as most of the Japanese ones are but I really love it and it only took about 3 hours, a great staple of winter. I got the purple-grey fabric from the Amitie sale last week, 50% off – yippee.

Purple shirt 003

You may not know this about me, but I am a fabric tight-ass. I managed to squeeze this shirt out of half a meter of material as opposed to the 1m recommended. The sleeves couldn’t make it out in one length so I had to add a cuff. I don’t think there was a thread of fabric left!

I also got some seriously cute tights and socks from here too, great services and really quick delivery.

Purple shirt 004

14 comments:

Karin said...

Cindy, that shirt is very lovely. And I can relate to the fabric-tightass-tendencies. They can be found here too. You should see me puzzle on a little scrap sometimes :-D

Sally said...

Adorable. 100%+ adorable. Great top too :) Love that you saved on the fabric... perhaps you could make a tute showing us some tricks of scrimping.

CurlyPops said...

Now that's adorable! She certainly is sprouting very quickly.
I'm a fabric tight ass too..hee hee

Andi said...

Nice work tight-ass!!

Sarah-Jo said...

ooo its getting brisk isnt it!

this is such a sweet combo of fabric and cotton lace...beautiful

Ellieboo said...

Cindy, that shirt is gorgeous - I just love the lace detail you have used as well. If that is an example of your Autumn work -bring it on I say

teddybearswednesday said...

It's utterly gorgeous Cindy, love the lace detail.x

One Flew Over said...

So sweet...pops looks VERY pleased x

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That shirt is just adorable! I love the print and the little lace details.

kitty said...

Lovely top, she looks very sweet in it.
Lovely to meet you on friday. I think I should have gone with more of a plan. It's so overwhelming & very hard to choose.
Have a happy week.

flossy-p said...

hehehehe, I'm a fabric tight-arse too!

I love this little top SOOOO much. I would wear it myself... although I'd probably need the whole meter of fabric for that ;)

AnastasiaC said...

its so cute and so is little madam...she's grown so much!!

muralimanohar said...

Alright...I have made things three times now, using my Japanese patterns. They have ALL turned out incredibly wide and short. I know they aren't being traced wrong, cause I have gone back over them and back over them again to make sure I have it all right, and they are STILL all funky! How the HECK do you guys make them work??

sophie said...

oh my goodness Cindy, that shirt is beautiful!! Poppy looks so sweet.

I too am a fabric tight arse! I hate that about myself!