My obsession with Tessuti’s Sophie dress pattern continues.
Something a bit more season appropriate this time.
Tessuti have two Sophie patterns, the dress, that I’ve made twice now. Both times sleeveless, in hot pink here and Marrimeko here and a Sophie top pattern. I haven’t bought the top pattern, I used the bodice of the dress pattern, adding about 10 cm to the length.
This linen is from the stash. I think I originally bought it (from A2F) with a skirt in mind. It’s quite fine though and better suited to a top. I’m feeling sew (so) virtuous with my stash-busting ways this year!
I think I’ve had enough of the one lapel, so for the top, I eliminated the lapel and opted for a simple v-neck, finished with a facing.
I made the sleeves a bit longer than the pattern. I think this is called bracelet length. How very chic. Now I need a bracelet!
I finished the sleeves with a cute finish that I found on Carloyn’s blog here.I had the perfect buttons, two antiques darlings from Buttons, buttons, buttons.
I acquired 2 new buttons on the weekend. I think I need another Sophie to use them, so my Sophie pattern obsession has a way to run yet 🙂
What does it take to make a pattern a favorite?
For me it’s:
- versatility, one that lends itself to changes that mean you can make it your own
- one that’s flattering – don’t we all want that?
- comfortable and easy to wear
What makes a pattern a favorite for you?
On a related subject, Gillian has a fascinating discussion on her blog, on what makes patterns popular.
Happy sewing and Me Made May if you’re participating.