kcwc: Day five - Frenchie stripesOctober 12, 2012
Here is day four's efforts - a stripey green top for Issie. Love the pose?! - Actually I think Isabella looks stunning in this pic - but I shouldn't brag! The next one is even better...
Two words come to mind...Blue steel.
I have had this green stipey interlock on my fabric pile for a while now and have admired this pattern since my sister made it a while back for my niece in black and white.
I love the wider neck opening (which is faced - so no binding) and the gathered raglan seam. This one was sewn betwen Isabella's quiet TV time (while her younger sisters sleep) and late afternoon play with playdough. Didn't think I would get it photographed by the day's end but daylight savings gave me some extra light before dinner to take a few quick snaps!
Pattern - French Stripey, Ottobre 1/2011 (smallest size was 128cm. Isabella is 105cm tall so I scaled the pattern down by four increments and it turned out great)
Fabric - 100% cotton interlock from Rathdowne Remnants
Cost - $6 per metre, I only used about 50cm, so grand total of $3 for this baby!
Time taken - Just under an hour of sewing time
This pattern actually goes up to 170 cm tall so I think I will be using it for myself in the future.