Where was I? Oh, yes! Thusday:
This lace top is definitely a winner. As I said, it's very versatile and it makes a pair of jeans look more feminine.
I cheated on Friday. I did wear one of my Banksia but was so frustrated with indoor photos that I waited until the next day to go back at my parents' and take decent pictures of the last Banksia, which I hadn't shown you yet and I like a lot.
This is actually the first one I made, as soon as I got the pattern (after a super quick muslin). The fabric was in one of Megan's sewing kit and I fell in love with it. It also was a dream to with and it's perfect for this pattern (it's a cotton blend). This time I didn't to anything fancy with the skirt, I just lengthened the pattern pieces and used bias tape to make a casing for the elastic.
Ok, to wrap OWOP up, I want to share my thoughts on this pattern.
I guess it's pretty clear I love it to pieces, since I made it five times. I used size S although I probably should have tried an XS with an FBA (the neckline gapes a bit, but the fit is supposed to be a bit blousy). I'll definitely try it next time.
The bust darts are very high, I don't know if it's made on purpose but they worked for me (except on the georgette one, where they look a bit strange).
The only problem I had with the pattern is that I had to add 4 cm to the collar piece in order for it to meet the button placket. You can see in this dress (which was made before I modified the pattern) that the collar ends a bit away from the placket. I stay-stitched the neckline, so it shouldn't be because it stretched. Did anyone else had this problem?
But that's it, otherwise I LOVE the style, the unique shape of the collar, the placket, everything. The instructions are once again very good (although I would add a suggestion to stay-stitch curved areas) and the pattern is very versatile, as you have seen from my versions.