2012/11/28

Victory patterns - Roxanne

Finally!!! May I blame the weather for having had no sewing project updates until now? ;) There simply was not any chance to take photos outside!
Anyway, here is one of them! You may wonder...hmm, where is this girl living? Shouldn't it be winter in Germany?...yes, it was freaking cold and very very windy!...but I had to seize the few sunrays!

I know, this project is totally out of the season, but I have been longing to sew something from the new Victory Patterns line since it was released and I felt this light weight poly-cotton mix fabric with its soft drape was just perfect for the Roxanne pattern.




At the moment I am totally obsessed with asymmetrical hemlines. I love the look of this and I can tell you there are two more projects (hopefully) coming up soon, which will be alike!



Anyway, it was the collar of Roxanne which made me most curious about this pattern. I had never seen anything like this before and love how it makes such a loosely fit blouse look sophisticated.


The back includes several deep pleats. From my experience (especially with Japanese patterns) I was afraid, that this fullness would make this top look like a nightgown. BUT this pattern put me right! Due to the soft drape it just adds fullness. Guess I have to pay more attention to the fabric recommendation of pattern instructions! ;)

I am curious about you! Do you always base your decision for a new sewing project on the present season?

30 comments:

  1. Wow - lovely, lovely blouse. I adore this pattern and am looking forward to making this up. I am usually in the mood to sew with the season, but that wouldn't prevent me from sewing off season if I was really wanting to!

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    1. Yes, please make this up! Would love to see your version as soon as you finished, so kindly let me know! :)
      Good to know, that I am not too strange with sewing off the season!

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  2. Der Schnitt gefällt mir auch sehr und Deine Umsetzung mit dem gestreiften Stoff sieht fantastisch aus.
    viele Grüße
    Elke

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    1. Liebe Elke, danke für die lieben Worte! Lob hört man immer gerne! :D

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  3. I just bought this pattern today! Great minds! That fabric is a-maz-ing and is a perfect fit for the blouse. And I don't think it's out of season- it's all about layers. You will totally wear this with a jacket or cardy this winter.

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    1. Yes, I also thought about layers! That should be fantastic with a cardigan! Let me know as soon as you have finished your version! I am curious to see more Roxannes!!!

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  4. excellent work! the neck is successful :) I like the effect in the back. I admire your project by listening to the new album of Alicia Keys, it's good

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    1. Thanks Fatiha for your warm words and for sharing what you are listening to!...I should try the new album from Alicia Keys, too. :)

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  5. Love Love Love the fabric choice! really cute blouse.

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  6. That looks amazing, great job! I want to make this so bad, but I'm on a fabric buying timeout.

    I don't base my sewing on the seasons, I wish, but its based on whatever fabric I bought months and years ago.

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    1. Oh, LK. I do know this feeling and sometimes I need to restrain myself from buying new fabrics, aswell! Anyway, maybe you can find some matching fabric in your stash. ;)

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  7. Gosh, this is gorgeous! I just talked myself out of this pattern because it's out of season-- haha! I'm ALWAYS tempted by summery stuff, maybe because I'm not a cold-weather person so I don't get very excited about making fall and winter garments.

    I LOVE this! It looks beautiful on you, and the fabric choice is perfect! Kristiann's patterns are so modern and cool!

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    1. Thanks gingermakes!
      Yes, I love her patterns, too! It is so funny, that you talked yourself out of this pattern and then I come along and maybe made you tempted again! :)
      I am also more a warm-weather person. Maybe I tend to do warm-weather clothing in the hope that warmer days are to come sooner!...anyway, got a good advise above to simply layer! ;)

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  8. Your top is lovely! That collar is just gorgeous and I quite like the back. You picked just the right fabric for it! And it totally doesn't matter what season it is. I don't base my sewing on that. The bottom line is that once the season does come around you will already have a new top to wear, rather than trying to make it then. :)

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    1. Hahaha, thanks Yana! Now I always have a good excuse on hand, when people ask me why I sew summer cloths in winter! :)

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  9. I wasn't inspired by this pattern when it came out, but I think your version has just made me reconsider! Your fabric is absolutely perfect- great pattern & great drape.

    I also stuggle sewing seasonally appropriate clothes (particularly in winter), mostly because I'm so inspired by what eveyone else is doing on the other side of the world :)

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    1. Thanks for your warm words Jenny!...so I guess you are from Australia? I never thought about this!...but at least like this you are always prepared for the next season in your own home country. :)

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  10. Fantastic choice of fabric! Your shirt is so elegant.

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  11. Oooh, so pretty! I'm a little bit in love with the collar, I might have to try this pattern out for myself...

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    1. Yes, please do. My main reason to try this pattern was, that I wanted to learn how that collar is done. Simple with great effect!

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  12. This is lovely- perfect fabric choice! I've bneen wanting to make this one, but the pleats made me worry I'd end up with a windsock. Yours is so not a windsock! I admit I sew by mood, so the season doesn't always jobe!

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  13. I was thinking of you a couple days ago, and here's a post from you!
    This is absolutely stunning, both the colours and the print! It looks perfect on you :D

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    1. Thanks Anna! It was good getting something on the blog again.

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  14. wow you had to freeze you out. Me it does not bother me to make models out of season because I love layering clothing, at least you have done well to choose this model, it is just too good, the asymmetry, the fall and the neck is super. I'm curious to know where you provide your fabrics? because I think your choice of fabrics always falls well :)

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    1. Oh, thank you Fatou. I always wonder whether my fabric choice is ok. :)...actually, I tend to buy at local fabric stores around my home region in Germany. Sometimes I do buy fabrics on the internet, but I prefer to feel and really see the fabrics before buying.

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  15. Fabulous top!

    I try NOT to base my projects on the current season because my projects usually take more than a season to complete. Also, I don't want my pieces to be one-season hitters.

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    1. Thanks Madalynne. Yes, I totally understand. I also try not to be influenced by 'come and go' trends too much...sustainability! I think I still have a way to go until I finally know, which cloths is really me. But, at least, until then I can learn a lot about sewing with the projects I have done! :)

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  16. Lovely! Fabric is very nice and i love the collar!

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  17. Hello, new follower here:)
    This material looks gorgeous with this pattern:)
    I have tried this pattern and stuffed the collar up, but not exactly sure how I did it hmm, will try again soon i think..

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