Thakoon Cotton Top
I had forgotten how awesome sewing with cotton is. I’ve realized that I much prefer it over, well satin. Ha I guess you could say I’m still a little scarred from that last satin dress I made.
The cotton is this geometric print from Mood Fabrics. The designer is Thakoon and I think I got a little too excited when I realized who that was. (The September Issue!) I was really impressed with him when I watched that so I’m glad to see he’s still designing.
(Let’s pretend that I didn’t completely forget to iron the back of the shirt. haha fail.)
I was really impressed with how well this fabric worked with this pattern, it’s super soft and drapes well but it’s not slippery or anything so it made it really easy. (Again with my refound love for cotton! I want to make everything out of it now.)
The pattern is the Salme Patterns Kimono top and I would definitely recommend it. I love the free-flowing fit and the cuff sleeves. Plus it was an absolute dream to sew up. I probably finished this top in an hour (which is fast for me, probably not for some of you speedy sewists.) That time does not however, include time to print out, tape, and add seam allowances to the freaking PDF pattern. I’m sorry but that is the most annoying process ever. I hate it, yet somehow I keep ordering PDF patterns so I guess I don’t hate it enough? Haha, they’re too convenient for their own good, or my own good I guess I should say.
What’s your favorite type of fabric to work with? What about very least?