Monday, April 7, 2014

Digital Datura

I'm on a Deer and Doe roll... the hits keep coming!  This is Deer and Doe's Datura blouse.  I love how the Deer and Doe patterns fit me right out of the envelope; no fiddling with bust darts or anything! 

The fabric is a crisp and light Alexander Henry cotton lawn, Dimitrios in blue, which I bought on sale at Hawthorne Threads last year.  It's a cool digital-esque print.  Not sure how to describe it, but the bursts of color are made up of tiny dots and dashes.

I didn't totally follow the directions for this top: I didn't line the yoke because the fabric is somewhat sheer and the pattern was showing through, so I used store-bought bias tape as a facing for the neckline and arms.  I sewed the buttons on the back placket without making buttonholes because I can't imagine I'm going to need to open it much.  Tim helped me pick the buttons- I was going to go with black, but he convinced me that these pearly teal guys were more fun.  

This pattern will be awesome as a color-blocked top, with a contrasting yoke.  I also want to try the cool triangle cut-out neckline at some point.  So many sewing plans, so little time!