30 May 2014

It Must Be Dove



To finish off the Sewing Indie Month collaborations, I've written a guest post for Sinbad & Sailor - my buttoned-up hack of Hannah's Dove T pattern. This is a stylishly simple woven t-shirt with bust darts and a split at the back - I decided to fasten the split with buttons. It's a lovely project and I'm looking forward to wearing it when the sun reappears, whenever that may be.


You might recognise the fabric - it's left over from one of the Lilou dresses in my book. It was one of those lucky finds - a beautifully cotton with a fluid drape, only a couple of quid from Brixton market. Shame the pattern isn't quite straight, and every once in a while you find a heart that looks like it's melted (ahh...), but I'm not really bothered about things like that ;)


Despite - or perhaps because of - how stupidly busy I've been preparing for Makegood (I'll be here when you read this!), it was a nice break from packing boxes and preparing documents to sit down and make this project. I love the way sewing helps you to zone out from regular life for a bit while you focus intently on creating something with your hands.

Hop on over to Sinbad & Sailor to find out more about my Dove T hack!

17 comments:

  1. Nice Tilly! And I would like to see one of these melted hearts. :)

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  2. That's a beautiful top Tilly. And that fabric is one of my favourites from your blog

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  3. A very snazzy top! Love the back.

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  4. I saw someone wearing this top at a recent meet up and wondered what the pattern was. Cute fabric and I love the addition of the buttons.

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  5. Hello Lovely Tilly yet another gorgeous make to put on my list, you are such a inspiration Tilly no wonder I keep coming back for more. I wish I could be in London this weekend but cannot so am sending you huge bundles of good luck wishes to you - you will be fab as always. Big hugs and loves
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. Very beautiful top. Adding the buttons was a great idea.

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  7. Well done Tilly another lovely project whipped up in no time! How do you do it. I'm new to sewing having been a knitter for 40yrs (yikes). Anyway I was given your book last week for my birthday and I love it! Thanks for your tutorials they are just the biz for me. I'm making my first skirt since 1982 and then it's Margot pj's for me. Good luck with Makegood. Best Wishes Tracy C from Buck's

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  8. Lovely blouse, and nice pattern hack with the button down back! If you have some of this fabric left, it could also be nice to make a red blouse with hearted fabric buttons :)

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  9. Lovely blouse, and nice pattern hack with the button down back! If you have some of this fabric left, it could also be nice to make a red blouse with hearted fabric buttons :)

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  10. ooh thats so cute! i really need to make more tops. i've noticed this after Me Made May that im totally lacking in this area!

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  11. I love the buttons at the back, I am still scared of sleeves though so won't be having a go myself just yet.

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  12. Dove at First Stitch? Lovely, Tilly, esp. the buttons!

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  13. cute!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  14. YAY! i love this print and the red buttons!

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  15. Love it Tilly, the combination of hearts and red buttons is so cute :-)
    I'm in the process of making one with red fabric and blue buttons, but I just can't get my head around the little cut out squares at the bottom of the back and front pieces - where do they go?!


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