Wednesday, January 23, 2008

So I set in a sleeve...

And there was no looking back.
Boy, don't I look smug. What can I say. I had just set in the sleeves and was feeling happy!

Thanks very much to everyone who gave their opinion! I just loved reading your comments; and thank you for being so many to vote!
I guess this one was meant to have sleeves. But, as several of you suggested, I might totally make another one sans sleeves, for summer. Great idea!

Top on its own (unlayered).
Sorry I look tousled and wan and all - I was (am!) on my way to bed.

I'll hem the top and snip the dangling threads ASAP (I do want to wear it soon!), and then post better pictures and a review for you.

Sorry for making this quick and dirty, but it is late and I need to get up real early tomorrow.
Good night, everyone! Thanks again.

(Désolée, pas d'article en français ce soir... Il est trop tard et je vais me coucher ! De toute façon, les photos se suffisent sans doute à elles-mêmes. :) Merci beaucoup à celles d'entre vous qui m'ont donné leur avis sur les manches ! :) )

46 comments:

Adrienne said...

Very cute!!

Lori said...

I love the sleeves, very cute.

christina said...

I missed the voting, but I think it looks great with the sleeves. I *love* cotton lawn, you can't go wrong with such a wonderful fabric.

Barbara said...

Love it! I had voted for no sleeves, but now I've changed my mind! LOL!

dora said...

it is beautiful,and the sleeveless are perfect.you are my inspiration bissu dora

Sigrid said...

Lovely, lovely sleeves. You will enjoy wearing this top very much.

Catherine said...

J'arrive trop tard pour voter mais j'aime beaucoup la tunique avec les manches. Et puis, c'est vrai, tu peux en recoudre une autre sans manches pour cet été :-)

Hala said...

I like it with sleeves , and what i find nice is that you didn't add those black ribbons like the pattern..without them it is more refine...
have a nice day.
Hugs

coonieandplume said...

C'est vraiment très joli et cela te va si bien. Et puis quelle excellente idée de la refaire sans les manches une prochaine fois.

Par contre, je te trouve toute tristoune et fatiguée sur les photos...

Je te fais de gros gros bisous !

lena-lou said...

The top looks lovely with the sleeves in :)

Vicki said...

You look so diva-ish in the photos! They are fabulous...oh and the top is great too!!

Patty said...

I LOVE IT WITH SLEEVES ! great sewing again!
and you look good!
xxx

Karoline said...

It looks lovely, congratulations

Nancy K said...

Looks lovely on you. Very airy and perfect for spring.

valérie said...

J'ai loupé le vote mais... superbe !!!! J'aime bien la pose aussi!

Julie said...

Lovely top! I just picked up the pattern last week. I am excited to sew it up now. You did a wonderful job.

Summerset said...

Cute! Of course, keep these sleeves and make another sleeveless top for summer.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Like I said yes it looks wonderful on you. You are such a clever seamstress.

Lisbeï13 said...

Hello my dear Isabelle !
Your top is very pretty as it is. And as you said, you can do another one without sleeve for summer, if you want to.
Have a good evening !

Anonymous said...

I would have voted for two pieces: one with and one without sleeves. Boy, if I could sew this great, I would be making clothes all the time. I think...

cathymk said...

Looks fabulous with the sleeves Isabelle!

dawn said...

It's adorable and the sleeves really make it so. Kudos!

cidell said...

I was gonna say 'do the sleeve'! Very cute!

supermollio said...

You look absolutely darling! You have done a beautiful job fitting the bodice--and have skillfully avoided your dreaded pregnancy shirt syndrome! Très chic!

Karen said...

I think sleeves were the right choice. This is beautiful. But definitely make a sleeveless one for summer, too - it looked good that way, but better with the sleeves.

brodstitch said...

trop tard!le bureau de vote est fermé...mais tu as fais un bon choix,encore une fois j'admire tes talents de couturière.
pas beaucoup de remps en ce moment mais..je viens lire :o)

Pirouette said...

I love this top. It's in my UFO pile, yet to be even cut out. It looks good both ways, but Iike it with the sleeves. Lovely!

Sewfast said...

Love your new top...especially the sleeves. I just bought this pattern and have several fabrics in mind. I may just have to bump it to the top of the must sew list...Mary

zo said...

Looks great, Isabelle. HOpe you're well. HOw's the ankle these days?

marty said...

Adorable on you with the sleeves. I also liked it sleeveless so do make another one for summer wear.
Happy Stitching!

Judith said...

I like it without the sleeves, but I like it with the sleeves just a little bit better.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I'm glad that you put the sleeves in too! I really like the finished look on you. And like you said, you can make a sleeveless version for spring/summer and you will then have gotten so much use out of the pattern! It's lovely!

Carol said...

It's gorgeous dear one! That blouse suits your little waist and slim shoulders so perfectly!

stitcherw said...

Very cute, and the sleeves look quite fun with it. Also, I think the idea of making a second without sleeves is a good one, you'd have a bit of variety and could pick one or the other depending on the weather or your mood.
Sue

Sharon said...

Oh, I really like the sleeve! Such a cute top!

Susan said...

The top is adorable! I love it layered and alone. I also think if you decide to make a sleeveless version later that will look great as well. You can't lose with this top no matter what you do with it. It's a great style on you. Well done! It's so nice to have you back.

CraftyAngie said...

I really like the top! Looks great.

Been reading for a little while and just noticed that we've purchased very similar patterns in the past (if not the same)

Can't wait to see the beauties you create with them :-)

Lisbeï13 said...

Ma chère Isabelle !
J'espère que ce week-end t'a permis de te reposer un peu et de faire le plein d'énergie pour cette nouvelle semaine qui commence.
Je t'embrasse bien fort.

Tracy said...

Lovely top, Isabelle! I voted no sleeves, but now seeing the sleeves in, and your choice of fabric--it's all a good match! It's a very flattering silhouette, is that top. Happy week, my friend ((HUGS))

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Isabelle! Hope you had a great night sleep. Ann.

paco peralta said...

Isabelle .- precious top of the final outcome. I do not bet on the sleeve, but are fantastic with this blistering final. Congratulations. Greetings. Paco

Margaret said...

A very pretty top Isabelle. I'm sure you will be making it sleevless as well as that is also adorable.

timetostitch said...

Looks great with the sleeves and how chic of you to pose with it! You are a fabulous seamstress and I just love your blog!
petra

D.Styles said...

I like the top. It's great fit!

Linda said...

Great looking top! You can wear this style so well!

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