Friday, May 3, 2019

Floral Rayon Montrose Top

I'm so excited to participate in Hart's Me Made May event... 

Hart's Fabric has provided a group of sewists with the same fabric to see how they interpret it in different ways to suit their style. I always find this type of thing so inspiring! Have a look at Loni's Tied Up Top... so good. Can't wait to see the others...

In the meantime, get yourself over to the Hart's Instagram to enter to win some of this fabric!

The fabric I'm speaking of is this gorgeous navy, periwinkle, black and white floral rayon challis... little watercolor pansies, perfect for spring! The colors are vibrant and the drape is liquid, so this fabric is a delight to sew and wear. It's a great fabric for layering as the weather transitions through spring, and for wearing alone to stay cool in summer.

For my floral fabric, I opted for the Cashmerette Montrose top... I've been meaning to make this beautiful basic for bodacious babes for a while now. I tested the pattern back in the day, but my tester version was just that, a test. I kept meaning to make another version, but needed an excuse. 

Like all Cashmerette patterns, the Montrose comes in sizes 12-28 and has options for cup sizes C-H. The Montrose also has an option for sleeve with the full bicep adjustment already built it, which I love. 

For my Montrose, I chose View A, a scoop neck blouse with short sleeves, a curved back yoke, and floaty gathers in the back. This is size 16 C/D, and I ultimately used the regular bicep sleeve after doing a quick tissue fit of both options.

It's a little bit tough to see the details in this print, but the Montrose and the floral fabric pair perfectly. View A is ideal for flowy fabrics with the gathers in the back.

I love my floral Montrose and can't wait to see what others have made with their floral rayon challis! Thanks for having me, Hart's