Saturday, November 24, 2012

Pomegranate

Don't worry if you don't "get" the title of this post; that's an in-house joke...  ;)
I have made another birthday shirt, this one for Mum.
The pattern is Vogue 1247.  Yup.  This is the seventh butterfly to emerge from this particular pattern and wing gracefully away from my sewing machine.  Yowzer.  This could be a record, even for Miss Repetitive (ie. me)....
Man.  I need to traverse fresh paddocks.
But in the meantime, Mum had mentioned she really like this top, so ...  :)
Mum tried on the two versions of this top I had made for myself and decided she liked the fit so I just made the same size and lengthened it by about 2.5cm at her request.
The fabric is is Rowan's shot cotton in Granite, with a pink warp and a periwinkle blue weft.
All the seams are French seams, and I did the lower hem differently this time... the way it is explained in the pattern is just slightly on the unnecessarily-difficult side in my opinion, when it needn't be.  Instead of the stay-stiching and the trimming, I just folded a narrow hem under twice, pressed, pinned and stitched.  So much more simple, and yes, it was a heck of a lot easier to turn under too!
Mum made her own white trousers, and her scarf is Metalicus.

32 comments:

  1. It's the best kind of pattern that can be used over and over!

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  2. I think you may be indirectly responsible for a lot of this pattern being made! It's because of you that I made one, and I know I'm not the only one. I am still on the lookout for some of that shot cotton, again, because of you.

    Tell your Mom I think she looks great in this top and the colours she is wearing in the photo really suit her.

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  3. Nice job! I amazed by how many people this pattern suits. It looks good on both you and your mom. You make me want to buy this one!

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  4. Beautiful! And it goes so well with the rest of your Mum's outfit!

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  5. Right, it's time I dug that pattern out and gave it some attention. Gorgeous colour combination. Your Mum look very stylish.

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  6. I never get tired if this pattern. It s so simple in shape but with a designer touch, just my sort of pattern and you have just proven its success on all ages. Great blouse once again!

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  7. I have just acquired this pattern! We get this terribly muggy weather between Nov and Feb here at the coast where I live. This pattern is going to work overtime as it looks great and I'm sure will be cool and airy enough to get through the next few months.
    Beautiful colour Carolyn. Looks fab on your mum!

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  8. Can I join your family - Please.... Another lovely top.

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  9. I am the one who has been lurking and reading your blog for some time. I finally decided to come forward after someone made some unkind remarks. Your blog has convinced me to buy Shape Shape and Drape Drape and a number of other patterns that look so much nicer than what the hand drawn pictures do. This top is stunning example. I love it. Vogue is on sale this week at Hancock's (USA) for $3.99 (US DOLLAR) so I plan to get one tomorrow. Keep up the great blog, wonderful photo's and sewing tips. I recently inherited four huge boxes of patterns from the 60's and 70's. I am going to have to go through and see if there is anything in there you might like to use. They are one size patterns and not my size, the sizes 8-12 (USA) which looks near your size. I will keep you posted.

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  10. Your mum looks great and you're both so talented.
    I'll try the skirt style early next year and I'll use invisible zips in the pocket, based on your feedback.

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  11. So it's genetic, this sewing talent? That colour is perfect with her lovely hair.

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  12. That's a beautiful birthday top for your Mom!

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  13. You know I am really going to have to make this one! Seeing it on you and now on your Mom has shown me that it is quite lovely to wear. I have the pattern, but have yet cut into it. Your Mom looks lovely Carolyn...the fabric is perfect for the climate :) oh, and Happy Birthday to your lovely Mom :) m.

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  14. I swear this could become a sewist uniform, we all love it so much. She looks fabulous!

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  15. Looks really good on your mum. Great job! And I just saw your dad's shirt - you have been really busy with these lovely clothes. Your parents must both be thrilled.

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  16. I agree with ElleC. They should give you commission for every pattern vogue sells of this wonderful blouse!
    I´m terrified of sewing for my mum so kudos to you!
    Have a great weekend!

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  17. I'm always in awe of your talent. You have a skill that is so endlessly valuable.

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  18. Beautiful top and wonderful gift for your stylish Mum.

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  19. Lovely top. I'm glad you clarified the post title...I was thinking 'I've never seen a pomegranate that colour before!

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  21. What a great colour combo. I too love this pattern - I am definitely going to try your strategy in regards to the hem, thanks for the tip!

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  22. Thanks for writing for so long! Good luck with whatever lies ahead!
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  23. It looks great on your mum!!! I love your mum style, natural and full of colour, she is very modern, isn´t she?

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  24. A wonderful gift for your Mum! The colour is lovely.

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  25. Your Mum looks great in this. What a lovely Mum and Dad you have. I also made this top in the summer, mostly down to your reviews. I intend to remake it - not something I normally do, but its a pattern I really like. No real fitting issues and I like all the French seams.

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  26. you have a beautiful mother! And good for you getting such mileage out of a fantastic pattern!

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  27. Your Mom looks wonderful in her birthday top! I like the addition of the scarf. Did you make the top a little longer because your mom's style is a little different than yours, or is she taller than you?

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  28. what a family, grandmother, mother and daughter who all sew...... Lovely that you make her a top and it looks beautiful on her too.

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  29. Thank you for these kind comments!! and special thank you's to those who realise that Australians have "Mums" with a U and not an O.... :D

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  30. Yet another example of this top that I am afraid to make! I love the shot cotton - it's just perfect with the scarf!

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  31. What a great gift for your Mom! The color is lovely on her!

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