Monday, June 30, 2008

The Cyclamen Top / Le haut Cyclamen


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New Look 6470...
Making a top doesn't get any easier than this. Only two pattern pieces, and yet the top doesn't look basic, but subtly sophisticated... This would be an ideal pattern for a beginner wanting to learn how to sew with knits.

For a change, I didn't have to take the pictures with my tripod and timer - Seb willingly obliged, and there's a definite difference in the pictures' atmosphere. He kept goofing around, and made me laugh so hard!

Of course, he had to leave again yesterday for another 10 days... and then another week... and so on. Four months to go, and our lives will be back to normal! Yay :)

New Look 6470...
On peut difficilement trouver plus facile que ce haut ! Il a pourtant l'air subtilement sophistiqué... Ce serait un patron idéal pour un(e) semi-débutant(e) qui souhaiterait se familiariser avec la couture des jerseys.

Pour une fois, je n'ai pas pris les photos moi-même avec trépied et retardateur, mais j'ai eu droit à une séance photo avec mon photographe préféré... Evidemment, la séance s'est terminée dans des éclats de rire !

41 comments:

brodstitch said...

ce matin j'étais en avance..le hasard fait que cette fois je suis dans les premières à te dire Bravo pour ce petit haut :o)

Pinky said...

Lovely !!
(I check the box to obtain french version, so I comment in French !)

J'aime beaucoup la couleur et bravo pour la couture en jersey (c'est pénible je trouve) mais le résultat est parfait :)

karenv said...

What a pretty colour, Isabelle! :)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Another beautiful top Isabelle. The colour suits you so well.
Well not long to go then 4 months will fly by. Yet I guess it will seem like eternity to you at the moment.

ViRginiE said...

Superbe!

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Dénia said...

J'adore cettel couleur, elle te va trop trop bien!
Tu es toute belle entrain de rire de bon coeur!
Seb va encore partir, c'est pas top, c'est sûr.
Tu sais,Papou, il part tous les mercredis jusq'au vendredi, c'est pas cool, mais on y est habitués!
bon courage,
Je te fais tout plein de gros bisous

Adrienne said...

I love it! I have this one cut out too!

KayB said...

Cute, little thing and a gorgeous colour as well - but still sophisticated - you're right!

coonieandplume said...

I love the colour of your top it suits you so well!

Gros bisous.

Cathy said...

I love the neckline on this top, and the color is totally one I would have picked as well! Our coloring is very similar, though. I also love the Nannetta dress, I just didn't have a chance to comment on it. I especially love the eyelet fabric.

melissa said...

That's really lovely, and so sophisticated, you're right! I've got a similar RTW top and I wear it to death... I might just have to grab this pattern to recreate it before it dies the inevitable death!

Barbara said...

You look great, Isabelle! :D

Karoline said...

Gorgeous top Isabelle, congratulations

mermaids said...

very pretty. yes, simple, elegant, and a piece that will get worn time and time again because it is so simple and elegant.

teri

Jennifer/OH said...

Love the color. I would like to try this top as I like interesting necklines. Do you think I could make this neckline design with the short sleeves of the other design on the pattern cover? I really like sleeveless tops, but my arms are not so young and toned anymore.

Sigrid said...

Lovely! Seb made great pictures of you. Do all colours suit you? This is wonderful.

Jill in CA said...

I don't know if I've ever commented before, but I just love looking through your sewing pictures. Every time I check out your blog it makes me want to buy a sewing machine and learn how to do it, too!

Allison said...

Wow, Isabelle! It's so simple, yet so lovely. I think I have to add this pattern to my list!

Sharon said...

This top is so pretty! Love the color and the dress too from your last post.

coonieandplume said...

Un petit mot pour te dire que je t'ai écrit hier, j'espère que tu as bien reçu mon mail...

Gros bisous.

Hala said...

The cyclamen colour suits you extreemly well , you should wear such colours more often...
i like the design of it...
kisses lovely Isabelle..

toy said...

such a beautiful color top on you, I love that neckline also, look great!

Pirouette said...

This is one of the first tops I made when I started sewing again. In fact, I've made three veiws of this top. Don't you just love it? It's so easy, but the results are perfect!

You look fabulous!

Little Hunting Creek said...

So pretty! The color looks so good on you. I'll have to get this pattern and make one for my daughter. Congratulations on finishing your paper!
Kathleen
http://littlehuntingcreek.blogspot.com/

Lisbeï said...

Hello my dear !
I love the flashy color of this new top !
Je repasse au français : ce matin je suis (enfin) retournée au bureau de poste où j'avais posté ton cadeau pour déposer une réclamation, mais comme ce n'était pas un colissimo, le préposé ne m'a pas laissé beaucoup d'espoir, snif ...
Plus que 4 mois à tenir, avec toutes tes occupations, cela sera vite passé !
Je t'embrasse bien fort !

Sew and So said...

Wowzer, the fit is great! LOL The color looke great on you.

Summerset said...

That color is magnificent on you - it goes so well with your skin and hair. Isn't this top what good design is all about - simplicity of pieces, yet an elegant result?

Vicki said...

Love that colour!!! I have a lot of clothes and fabric in that colour. Very nice pattern too. You look very happy :)

LauraLo said...

Cute and sexy! The colour is perfect for you!

Linda said...

Very cute top. I understand and can see the difference when someone else takes your picture vs. timer/tripod. You look great!

Lisa said...

You're right it doesn't get any easier with two pieces to work with.

This looks great. Nice photo too! What a great project.

josy26 said...

Un petit coucou , je vois que tu es toujours tres active ! bravo ce petit haut est mignon tout plein . Je n'ai pas eut le temps de te lire ... je suis partie en vacances et j'ai beaucoup de choses à faire et à rattrapper . J'espère que tu vas bien ainsi que ta famille . bisous ;

kitou said...

En plus elle a le sourire!!!
Que demande le peuple? ;-)
Tres beau t shirt joliment porté
Bisous à ma fée

Dawn said...

It is gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job.:)

Lisbeï said...

Hello my dear Isabelle !
Have a nice week-end !

stitcherw said...

Your top looks wonderful, my first thought at looking at it was that it seemed such an elegant top. Glad that it was such an easy finish as well, and that you were able to have such a great visit with Seb.
Sue

Tany said...

Dear Isabelle, you look stunning! These two pictures of you are my favorites so far! Your beauty and tenderness just come out of these pictures! Just beautiful.... (((HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

This colour looks stunning on you! I'd love to see you in more bright / fresh colours. They really do suit you. I love this pattern too, I've made it at least 4 times.
Rubydarling

Jenna said...

You look so lovely in that top, Isabelle! I'm glad to read that it is a relatively easy pattern, as I would like to try my hand at it someday. It's so soft and sophisticated. :)

Jenaveve said...

I love this too! Hmm... I have not tried sewing with knits before but I think I should give it a go. I have an easy pattern much like this one - I will see how far I get with the instructions!