Datura (again)

This is the second of my three summer tops to celebrate the Monthly Stitch’s 3rd birthday. Seeing as I had the Datura blouse pattern out recently for Ms M’s belated birthday present, I thought I’d whip one up for myself.

While in New York last month, I managed to make a quick trip to Mood and OH MY GOD. It was one of the most overwhelming experiences of my life. I nearly left without anything because I was so overwhelmed. But I got over it. And bought this beautiful shirting fabric.

I’d initially planned to make a Sorbetto top out of it, but having Datura  there on the table, I couldn’t resist. I made the simple version – plain yoke with no Peter pan collar. But I think it works really well with the print. I spent ages cutting out so that I could pattern match and I’m really pleased with the results! The pattern matching where the yoke joins the body on both front and back is spot on, as is across the center back where the buttons go. I was a little less successful at the side seams, but who looks there anyway. I used a sateen bias binding for the hem and found some perfectly matching buttons (which are just sewn on – why sew button holes if you dont need them?).


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    1. Thank you – the fabric is really lovely and feels soo nice. There is definitely something to be said for buying better quality fabric!


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