Thursday, 23 July 2009

I see red

One item on the 'to do' list - done!

It's the 'Maya' blouse - Ottobre 1/2008 - design 4.

Made in red babushka fabric from Retro Mummy with red gingham trim from the stash and self-covered buttons.

As usual, on completing a garment I doubt my choices.
Right now I am wondering if the buttons are a little too large for this design, but I wanted to have a little doll on each button, so am prepared to live with my decision.


Now onto the pants... stay tuned.

16 comments:

Ellieboo said...

That is gorgeous - love your fabric choices. I am just about to attempt a similar style top from Ottobre - well when I can work out where I should be adding 1cm to the pattern and where I shouldnt - any tips?

Emily said...

Oh wow, how gorgeous did that turn out!?! I can't wait to see the complete outfit.

I wish that all the back issues of that mag weren't sold out, so many cute patterns in it.

Cass said...

I love it can't wait for it to be modelled

Bek said...

I love it. Very sweet indeed. Especially the buttons.

Liam's Mummy said...

What a gorgeous little top! I hope you hung onto the scraps, because I think you need to make more of those cute buttons!

Leahdis said...

The buttons are a good size. The top turned out great. Your sewing mad...on a blitz.

cherri said...

Looks wonderful - the buttons look like a perfect size - your DD's party is going to be great!

Natalie said...

I love the top, the fabric is just gorgeous and I think the buttons are just adorable, not too big at all! I must make my miss some more of these, the one I have here came together nice and easy.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous top. I think the buttons look lovely. I can't wait to see the finished outfit.

trixi said...

Love that material and the little top you made. As for the size of the buttons, I think they're perfect. I don't think the idea that the buttons are too large (or too small) for the design is the right way of thinking. It's simply,if you like it and it looks good to you it's the right choice.

Jennifer said...

Love the top. I've been meaning to make this top. I think the buttons need to be that size so you can get a doll on each one. It would be a shame to have them cut off.

Cute as Buttons said...

Love the top and the party theme...buttons are perfect and now you need to make some yo yos and put a button in the centre and turn them into hair thingys. Lisa.

clare's craftroom said...

I love it and what great fabric !

Karen said...

That top is just gorgeous and I think the buttons look perfect too. I'm such a sucker for anything babushka!

Sarah-Jo said...

Hi :) thanks for entering my giveaway

I love this top its such a delight
the covered buttons are perfect and I really like the gingham binding very cute!

lovely blog :) off to explore some more

Beetlehouse Designs said...

Gorgeous top Karen. I love it. The fabric is just gorgeous!!!