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.

Thakoon cotton shirt

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.

Thakoon cotton shirt

(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.)

Thakoon cotton shirt
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

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  • Gayana Bagdasaryan
    August 22, 2013

    very cute and comfortable!

    –Gaiana (trapkeybygaia.blogspot.com)

    • Haylee
      August 25, 2013

      Thanks Gaiana! It is SO comfortable, I want to make PJ’s out of this fabric now for that reason.

  • Lori
    August 22, 2013

    Very cute top and those Thakoon fabrics are the best.

    • Haylee
      August 25, 2013

      Thanks Lori!

  • Amy
    August 22, 2013

    Oh! I need to get some of that Thakoon cotton. I can only imagine how wonderful it is to work with. Your shirt is super cute, and I can see you getting a lot of wear out of it!

    • Haylee
      August 25, 2013

      Thanks so much Amy! Ya I’ve already worn it like three times this week. hahaha I should probably be embarrassed about admitting that but oh well. :) Thanks again!

  • Carolyn
    August 22, 2013

    That is soooo cute and the perfect use of the cotton. I know what you mean about sewing it though when I made my skirt it went so fast and was so easy I really did think I should make another. Love this on you!

    • Haylee
      August 25, 2013

      Thanks so much Carolyn! I know it was such a pleasant surprise. haha it’s like I’m always expecting the worst or something. Did you post the skirt you made with it?? I must have missed it! If you have a link to it anywhere please leave it here! I’d love to see it. It’s always fun to see different takes on the same fabric, you know? Especially when I have a yard left over and could use some ideas. ;)

      • Carolyn
        August 25, 2013

        Hayley – its the designer cotton skirt that’s here on the Mood Sewing Network. A yard is enough to get a great skirt. You should definitely make one!

  • Sarah Gunn
    August 22, 2013

    Cute! Thakoon fabrics are the best :)

    • Haylee
      August 25, 2013

      Thanks so much Sarah!

  • Kacie
    August 22, 2013

    Ooohhh I LOVE it! It’s perfect and looks so great on you! I’m in a mad planning phase right now and t-shirts are high on my list. Woud you be offended if I stole, um, borrowed from your idea and made my own t-shirt in this fabric? :)

    • Haylee
      August 23, 2013

      NO! In fact completely flattered would come to mind. Do it Kacie!

  • anne jewell
    August 22, 2013

    you look great in the top! and woven cottons are my fabric ”first love’.–anne

    • Haylee
      August 26, 2013

      Ok so the fabric novice in me wants to know what the difference between cotton and woven cotton is, does that just mean that it doesn’t stretch?

  • Ginger
    August 22, 2013

    I have this exact same fabric (as does everyone, or so it seems!) and I’ve been torn for the last 6 weeks or so about what to use it on– it’s just so cool and I want to make a perfect top! Yours looks so, so cool! Love it!

    • Haylee
      August 26, 2013

      I know right?? I feel like everyone and their mom has this fabric. haha, I’m sure you’ll come up with something great, you always do!

  • ThisisCarrie
    August 22, 2013

    Love the top. And I love a cotton print with good drape. All those quilting cottons never looks great as apparel (IMHO) and give a bad rap to cotton in general.

    Great choice for a pattern too- have you seen the rotary cutter addition that adds the seam allowance as you cut? It’s pretty cool in many situations.

    • Haylee
      August 26, 2013

      COMPLETELY agree Carrie, you nailed it on the head exactly why I usually avoid cottons like the plague.

      And no! I haven’t but I’ll definitely look into that, thanks Carrie!

      By the way I think my sister says she’s good friends with your really good friend. Kristy I think her name is? They live in San Francisco. Anyways small world!

      • ThisisCarrie
        August 29, 2013

        Yep! There is a connection. My friend Kristy actually stayed at your sister’s house in SF before driving down and staying at my house this summer. small world indeed.

  • Cissie
    August 23, 2013

    Love that top on you! FAbric and pattern are meant to go together! I love sewing on high end cottons — and despise sewing on fabrics that ravel like mad!

    • Haylee
      August 26, 2013

      Ugh agreed! Fraying drives me absolutely crazy. Thanks so much Cissie!

  • Diana
    August 24, 2013

    A really cool top. I love the print. My favorite fabric to sew with is linen although I don’t love the wrinkles.. I love how crisp you can press the seams as you sew.

    • Haylee
      August 26, 2013

      You know, I don’t think I’ve ever sewn with linen! I do love that crisp, cut feeling though so I’ll have to try one of these days.

  • Kay
    August 26, 2013

    Beautiful top!

    • Haylee
      August 26, 2013

      Thanks Kay!

  • Amanda S.
    August 26, 2013

    I love it!

    • Haylee
      August 26, 2013

      Thanks Amanda!

  • ME Pendleton
    September 6, 2013

    Would this pattern work with Liberty Lawn ??? Just got some at Mood !!!!!!!

  • Elizabeth
    September 10, 2013

    I love, love, love working with cotton — just made a ruboff of a super-fitted, man-tailored Etro button-up shirt (retail price $410) in a gorgeous paisley print stretch poplin. HOWEVER, cotton is my least favorite fabric to wear, sad to say. I wish there were something as compliant as cotton that’s also wrinkle-free with a beautiful drape.

  • Rene
    September 13, 2013

    In the Deep South we LOVE cottons! For most of the year it is way too hot and humid to wear polyester anything.
    Everyone should make friends with cotton!