Thursday, January 31, 2013

Colette 1001: Macaron Top


 



*Autumn SWAP*

I started making a pendrell blouse as the first top to sew up out of my fashionary sketches, I adjusted the pattern and made a muslin but in the end I just didn't like it on me. I felt really blocky and square in it so I scrapped it and made this top instead!

Same as the dresses - Its a sz18 with the Éclair front bodice and a sz12 knit yoke.


I used the leftover Sateen from my Christmas dress and some of the knit from a garage sale (think its polyester or at least a cotton/poly blend).


I liked the idea of using a peplum but stuck with the pleated skirt this time around.

Heres the completed outfit (Winnie Trousers and Macaron Top);

26 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Super flattering and great colors!

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  2. Gorgous! That sateen fabric is to die for, and the fit is fantastic. I love the last outfit, it looks great with those new pants! (And coordinating shoes! :) )

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    1. I love those shoes, they are blog shoes though! I used to wear high heels everywhere but I only wear them on special occasions and for photos now!

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  3. Wonderful fabric combination. Great outfit.

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  4. What a great fabric combination and all from scraps. It's really striking. Those colours are amazing...but then I love me some colour!

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    1. I love this fabric, I wish I gotten more at the time!

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  5. Macaron looks great as a top. You've made a lovely garment from the remnants, it looks as if you'd spent days searching for the right fabrics to combine so fabulously.

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    1. It was a bit of a fluke, they work nicely together though!

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  6. Looks fabulous. Love those colours on you.

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  7. Dang, girl! This looks absolutely smashing! And those colours on you are fab!

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  8. Great top - as good as the dress. The shape of the bottom of it is very flattering. Looks great on you (and I am still envious of that fabric!!)

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  9. Have to add another comment. You have finally convinced me that this pattern is worth buying and grading way up for my size. You really do make it look fantastic.

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  10. A really nice outfit,.I. Really lime the top.

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  11. Really pretty top. It looks great with the pants. Don't you love it when you find fabric at the thrift shop or a garage sale and it goes perfectly with fabric you already have.

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  12. Great use of fabric, and brilliant to make a Macaron top. It's such a fun pattern. What a creative way to play with it. Love that peek of blue from those awesome shoes.

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