If you read my blog regularly(or even not so regularly)you will know that I am 'crazy in love' with oliver+S patterns. I have barely used another brand since finding them 12 months ago and as I have hundreds of patterns(no,I am not exaggerating) that says something in it self!
So,you can imagine my great excitement when I discovered the Lovely Liesl and Co were developing women's patterns. Lisette patterns are everything I could have hoped for. Fun,cute but classic garments with that little whimsy that Ms Gibson does so well.
Sizing is a issue so I shall be making up a toile in each pattern with some lovely soft denim I purchased in bulk.
Today I made this The Portfolio Top and I am very pleased with the results!
I cut out the size 14,but after a comment from Liesl in the forum I did fit it before sewing the side seams. I am glad I did as it was a little full,so,starting at the sleeve edge,I took an extra 1/2 inch of the seam down to below the bust and then tapered it out to 1/4 inch extra off the seam allowance.
Next time I shall definitely make the 12 and If I make it in a stretch fabric I may go back to a 10(with tummy allowance).
I normally wear an AUS 10-12,so I hope that is a bit of help in choosing your size!
I really like this top in a solid as it has snappy features they would disappear in a patterned fabric. The curved yoke is very attractive and flattering to ones face. I did take a slightly greater seam allowance at the neck to lower the neckline,but afterwards I wished I hadn't.
It certainly didn't need it!
I substituted the dress cuffs to the top as well and I was very happy with those.
I think I could have nipped in the waist a little and I may try this with the dress.
However,the pattern is lovely and I am so enjoying sewing for me!