9.6.13

Patrones 2-tone top

This feels like the first bit of "fashion-sewing" I have done in ages.  It is a simple top from Patrones No. 325.  The front and back are made from the same pattern piece, and the top has an in-built tank top, again same pattern for front and back.


I like the black and white patrones version, but decided to go with stash fabrics to make up my version.  I decided on a black & navy reptilian fabric from an EmmaOneSock fabric bundle and a kelly green laser cut fabric, which I bought for the colour and then didn't know how to use.  The inner tank is from a navy & black silk, from the same remnant bundle as the first fabric.



I have photographed it as soon as I finished sewing it, as I always seem to be in too much of a hurry to photograph outfits when I am on my way out the door.  The next photo shows one of the problems taking photos up here...it is so humid outside, compared to the aircon, that the camera always fogs up.


I like it best with the white pants, but it also can be worn with indigo jeans (not shown), or black jeans.  I never thought to put it with a skirt, but now that I have gone back and looked at the Patrones picture, I might try that.  The white pants are from my "to-alter" pile.   They were given to me by a friend who had them altered but didn't like them.  I need to un-alter them back to their original fit in the waist.


 I hemmed the back, but not the front, thinking that the green fabric would not fray, but after the photos I decided to hem the front as well (bit tricky hemming in retrospect).  All seams were top-stitched towards the navy side.  I thought about binding the lace armhole of the green side, but decided to leave it raw.


11 comments:

  1. That laser cut fabric is fantastic and it seems the perfect top to showcase it. with the tank on the inside. I like it best with the white pants too.

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  2. I really like the lace fabric. Great color.

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  3. Great mix of fabrics - I could see you in that top as soon as you showed the Patrones pic. :)

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  4. Love the green laser cut and it works with navy.

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  5. I like it. Great use of the laser cut fabric.

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  6. I like it too. Great colours and style.

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  7. Love the green fabric. It looks fab with the white pants.

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  8. This is so sharp, especially paired with those white pants. I love the laser cut fabric-it looks edgier than lace. Nice!

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  9. Nice use of an interesting fabric - well, I suppose you created the fabric! I like it with the slim jeans, since the top is looser.

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  10. A lovely and unique top. I like it with the white too and this way you are following the all-important 3 colour rule for perfect outfits!

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  11. Cool top and neat fabrics. Love the laser cut fabric.

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