Thursday, June 2, 2011


I'm sorry to say I have nothing Japanese for you today. We'll say it's Finnish, and call it good. This pattern comes in a dress version and a sleeveless top version. I've had the dress planned for a while, but decided to whip up a much needed top first. It took just under a yard.

The armholes and the v-neck are finished with self-fabric bias binding. The pattern has you cut a contrasting hem band and bindings, but no coordinating fabrics in my stash meant no contrast in my top.

There is a side zip and, would you believe it, I had a zipper in this exact teal color? That never happens.
This was relatively quick to make and I was pleased with how well it all fit with the cross-over front and all the dart shaping (4 in front and 2 in back), with the obvious exception of the super low cut bodice. I was expecting this from versions other people have made, and knew I had a matching tank top on hand.

Geometric print cotton from
Zipper: probably from a Home Sew zipper assortment.
Pattern: Cross-Front Top (Ottobre Woman 2-2008-8).


  1. Like!

    (I'm resorting to one-word comments now... "like!"... "no!"... "girls!" heh. that was a Father Ted reference for The Husband. He laughed. Why he watches what I type is another story. Creepy.)

  2. Cute and perfect for warm sunny weather!

  3. I really like this. Nice with the tank under it.

  4. Cute top, I love the colour!

  5. You are on a roll and this does fit really well.


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