Tuesday, 19 May 2009

You wear it well

A few ladies were thinking of trying out the Kyoko pattern and wondered about the fit.
At last I was able to get a modelled shot by my little miss, today being the first time she has worn it.

I have to say this is very true to size - if anything I might have made it a tiny bit longer, but as I've mentioned before, my girls have inherited their height from their 6ft 5inch tall dad - so length is generally an issue.

(Also I have found that US patterns tend to run short compared to Aussie ones, anyone else think this is the case??)

I made a size four and am really happy with the fit.
Miss L is tall for her age but a bit of a skinny little thing other than that.

The beauty of this top is that it is actually very wide without the Obi-style belt, the belt pulls it in to size.
Therefore it will fit different frame sizes simply by tightening the sash.

It was comfortable for her to run around the park in, the sash didn't slip or bulge or restrict her movement at all and she loved the wide sleeves (she kept making one hand 'disappear' up the other sleeve, magic!).
I hadn't put it on her til now, as this is not how I want her to wear it - I don't like mixing denim tones!

But I haven't had a chance to make a co-ordinating skirt/pants yet, and am still undecided as to what to make.

So help me out - what would you do?

Dark denim skirt with Red spotted bias trim edge?
Dark denim and/or red spotted straight skirt?
Dark denim and red spots tiered skirt, like this one from Grand Revival?
Red cord pants/skirt??
Dark demin pants with red spot detail.

28 comments:

BeckyEtal said...

It looks wonderful! I now need to make one...

Better work my way through a couple of my new untried patterns before I get another one :(

I am no help with the bottom half of the outfit, I have trouble dressing myself!

tigerfilly said...

That is gorgeous Karen, I love the colours. I would definitely put pants with it, I think it needs a narrow silhouette on the bottom. I would probably choose red.

Little Munchkins said...

That looks great on L. I like how it looks on L.

My choices for the bottom :
1) Dark denim pants and then make some applique using the red polka dot, or reverse applique on the pants would be nice too, something like flower, towards the hem of the pants. You would need to double/triple stitch if doing the reverse applique.
2) If you can find red cord that matches closely with the red polka dot, then I'd say the cord.
3) Use the red dot fabric to make pants. You could line the pants to make it more suitable for winter.

Phew, I think that's the longest comment ever!

Sara said...

LOVE the Kyoko!!!

I think LM's suggestions are fantastic. I'm brain-dead and can't think of anything better. :-)

Sew4Fun said...

Love it! Thanks for the info about the sizing. Very helpful as I'd like to sew this too but I have been waiting to hear a verdict on the sizing. (I can't measure my model.) Thanks.

Bek said...

This is soooooo cute. (and I am wearing red flowers in my hair today too!)

I agree pants would be lovely for this. Even comfy leggings would look super cool.

Andrea said...

Oh just gorgeous Karen. I agree that pants would be the best bottom piece. It will look just stunning!

Ellieboo said...

That is one gorgeous top (and beautifully modelled) - cant wait to see what you make to complement it

Cass said...

Karen it looks fantastic. Sorry my brain can't think at the moment to make any suggestions

Jo said...

The top looks gorgeous.

Maybe some red skinny pants or leggings would look good??

St├Ęph de Suisse said...

LOVE IT AND THE BELT IS JUST PERFECT

Le Poulailler de steclema

Dani said...

Its Beautiful Karen, now I want to make one!!!
Have to agree, pants would be very nice with it, cant wait to see the whole outfit!

Sahra said...

Even more gorgeous modelled Karen! I think red cord pants would be a cute match.

mirage said...

that is soooooo pretty!

ingrid said...

WOW, I love this!
I would team it with pants I think. Maybe in the denim with spot detail.

Romi Jade said...

I love this top! It's gorgeous, I'd love to make something similar for Jasmine.

lindy said...

This is SO stunning :-) My vote for the bottom is; Dark denim pants with red spot detail.

My Black Cardigan said...

Hi Karen, can you please email me if you have a chance (and you want to!). I want to reply to one of your comments and can't find your email....

Kylie said...

It looks great - well done - I would go the red cord option - have fun

becanne said...

Karen, looks so much better than the one on the pattern.
Go red cord pants AND denim pants with dotty trim so she can wear it more often!

academama said...

This is beautiful. Beautiful!

academama said...

This is beautiful. Beautiful!

Sarah C said...

I love this top it is beautiful. I can't pick what to team it with though. the straght leg of a pair of pants or a twirl skirt. you could always do both but it depends on what your daughter would wear most often. I hope to see what you decided.

Andrea said...

I just bumped into your blog...so HI!
This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!!
xoxo Andrea

Lisa said...

Where did you find the pattern - I LOVE the top!!

bittersweet said...

I am thankful for my country(USA), and all of the freedoms I enjoy. I am thankful for persons like yourself that is willing to share their talents and give them away. :))

dearmolly said...

red or even navy cord or leggings. I like the idea of something beautiful (like your kimono top) back with some easy basics, keeping the binding and belt as the feature.

Lovely, as always!

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