Monday, 16 September 2013

Grey princess (Christine Jonson wrap top)


A couple of months ago I won a pattern giveaway from the lovely Valerie, of Valerie's Own Sewing Blog. The pattern was the 'Shirred Top and Princess Wrap' by Christine Jonson, which I thought looked very me. I always love a new top pattern - thanks Valerie!

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I dug out a remnant of grey knit fabric that I bought at 'Fabulous Fabrics'. It had a lovely drape that I thought would work well for the 'Princess Wrap Top'. The pattern includes sizes XS to XL (4-22). Based on my measurements, I made size S (8-10). In retrospect, I should have gone up a size as every lump and bump is visible under the top, which is quite close-fitting. I added 5cm to the length.


The instructions were very clear and the top is a lovely design with the side panels and front gathers. I like the finish of the neckline too, which is just folded and stitched with a twin needle, but looks like it's been finished with binding. I am wearing it with some pants made using Burdastyle 04/13 #114b. I'll talk about these more in another blog post as I've made a second pair. They are made with stretch woven floral fabric.


I am looking rather awkward in these pictures as they were taken near a road and, as I stood in front of my tripod, a truck went past and the passenger yelled something out at me. I didn't catch what he said, but it was probably not something like "Hey, I'd love to make one of those tops for my wife". Anyway, I completed the photos very quickly and hightailed it out of there, very red in the face. The trials and tribulations of being a city-dwelling blogger!

Anyway, embarrassing photos aside, I am pleased with this top and would like to try it again in a slightly larger size. Thank you again to Valerie for the giveaway.

6 comments:

  1. This top is just gorgeous on you. Such flattering lines. Might have to look into getting this pattern.

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  2. This looks a great pattern. I have not tried any of the Christine Jonson patterns. I have been on the look out for a t-shirt pattern with princess seams, and have just got hold of a Burda one, but I really like the look of this, for exercise wear.

    You have done a great job sewing it up and it looks very flattering.

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  3. Ha! That made me laugh; I often wonder what people think when they see me taking photos of myself.

    Great pattern (I love clothes with ruching under the bust... they're like a tummy detractor) and the trousers look a winner too.

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  4. Oooh, l like this pattern. And regardless of whatever that trucker spouted, the correct response is always "Why yes, but you could never handle it . . ."

    Rock it!

    Coco

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  6. Your top looks great! I love this pattern - it has been on my "to sew" list for ages. Sorry about the rude driver. When I was on vacation last month, someone leaned out of a car and shouted something racist at me - hardly a new thing and yet still annoying when it does happen.

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