pattern cutting progress..

I’ve finally designed my top and cut the pieces for it using my tunic block.
Remember the post on Bonjour Tristesse? Well this is what the top is going to look like. Eventually.


Because the design I wanted is quite loose fitting, I needed to remove the darts from the top and shorten the length so that it sits on my waist but really there wasn’t too much which needed altering.

Pattern cutting

Pattern cutting

Pattern cutting

Pattern cutting

Now the pieces are all pinned together all I need to do is sew them all up and attach the collar! I decided for my first attempt just to use the pattern pieces to make it up in a simple white cotton then I’m going to make attempt two with a nice gingham similar to the original.

Anyway, I’d love to stay and chat but I overindulged a little last night so I think I need an early one.


  1. July 16, 2012 / 9:59 pm

    Love to see your process, darling!
    Wish I could sew!


  2. July 16, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    Hello! I love the shape of this top and it's so cool that you're making it yourself. There's something very beautiful about patterns (I lover the photo of with the ruler and lines) and sewing can be so meditative when it's not frustrating… I find myself entirely focused when I get the machine out. Can't wait to see shots of the finished top!

    x Catherine @ The Spring

  3. July 17, 2012 / 1:08 am

    I love seeing your progress on this project – I'm worse than useless at sewing so I can only imagine doing something similar, but it's fascinating to see you take this step by step. I can't wait for the final product!

  4. July 17, 2012 / 3:30 am

    This is inspiring me to do a pattern cutting class!! I might have to learn to sew a bit better first though I think 😛 Can't wait to se the final product! Rhi xx

    The Wildest of Dreams

  5. July 17, 2012 / 5:22 am

    I love your blog! This post is awesome!
    Check out my blog, write your opinion and maybe…follow?
    Where are you from?

    • July 19, 2012 / 10:35 am

      thanks, yeah I'll definitely check out your blog this afternoon.
      I'm from the North East of England 🙂 x

    • July 19, 2012 / 10:34 am

      merci Angela. J'aime beacoup couture et c'est facil mais tres preneur de temps!

  6. July 18, 2012 / 11:14 am

    I love to see these type of projects, they are really cool! 🙂

    I liked your adorable blog, so I'm following!

    Kisses from Portugal*

  7. July 18, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    Good luck with that! I can't wait to see the result!

  8. July 19, 2012 / 11:45 pm

    Hannah, I can't wait to see the finished product. I am so impressed with your skills. You look so darling sitting there cutting. Thank you for dropping by my blog…so nice to hear from you. Your choice of what to make is excellent. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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