Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tova

So now I've made my second one, I thought I'd better rave about my new favourite pattern. It is going down in history as the most expensive pattern I've ever bought, but I already realize the quality and expertise behind it!
 WORTH. EVERY. PENNY!

So, what's so good about it?

Super easy placket.
No interfacing.
Easy gathering (I used my shirring elastic again)
Sizing is perfect- I made an XL with no adjustments at all.


I used this crinkle fabric from the stash for the first one; the only trouble was pressing
 the seams and making sure I didn't iron out the crinkles!


The second one is in $4 a metre Spotlight cotton; I used about 1.2m, a bit of a bargain! 





I love the spots! I didn't try them on, but will try and snap some of me wearing it- they'll high on rotation in my work wardrobe. I've worn the first one and got a compliment straight away!

The pattern now comes in a downloadable form, much cheaper (but without the gorgeous packaging and you have to sticky tape it all together- that's how I justify my purchase ha ha). I've also read the tank is great, but it's so similar to this one I made I don't need another pattern!

10 comments:

Carmel Morris said...

Woah! I just took a look and that is an expensive pattern. The tops look great though, and when you consider the bargain fabric, and the fact that you've already made two, then I guess it works out alright. I do want to see you come back and model them properly though.

Kate said...

They both look great!!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Fantastic Bec!

jennie said...

Love both of these - great for work!x

Julie said...

Both look lovely, very classy looking.

nicole said...

oh i love the spots! such a great pattern :D

Yana said...

both tops turned out lovely! i especially like the pink one :) that pattern is quite expensive, but looks like you are getting good use out of it :)

kylie said...

Funny that you posted this today, I just looked through the patterns on this site... you've done a great job with them. I love the dotty one particularly! :)

Karen said...

I've read about this one a few times and when I went to buy the pattern it was out of print.
Sounds like a good one though - the tops are great Bec - I too am in love with the spotty one.
Modelled shots please ma'am!

Sally said...

Your tops look wonderful... I am thinking that I must invest in this pattern... the cheaper printable one anyway :)