FO: Bubble Bee Top

I finished this top a little while ago, but because of my hectic schedule of late, haven't had time to do a proper FO post on it.


The bubble bee top is the first item that i've conceived all by myself - usually I would look at something and go "i can make that" or "i like this, but a little bit different".. This time, I just bought the fabric and was inspired from thereon - but of course, it had to be cute! I also liked the idea of a bubble top as I love to eat (hehe) so having something that could hide my full tummy was always a good option ;)

Project details:
Pattern:
My own design.

Fabric: 100% cotton for all parts - yellow gingham for the yoke and white bee fabric for the main. The lining is some scrap of light white fabric that i had - maybe poplin?

Notions:

  • Elastic - the top was a bit bellowy rather tham bubbly at first, so my patternmaking teacher suggested putting elastic in it to keep it drawn in at both the top and the bottom.
  • Bee buttons - they are perfect! I found them in the button aisle one lunchtime and knew that i had to have them ;)
Would I change anything? My original design featured a zip, but the extra fabric required for this was mistakenly forgotten in the patterndrafting stage. So, it had to be elasticated instead. I still would've preferred a zip as i think it looks a bit more polished, but oh well.



7 comments:

  Jasmin

5:08 PM, December 14, 2008

Very cute!
I love the bow on the back.

  Michelle

5:33 PM, December 14, 2008

i love your top!!!! it's so cute!!! and guess what!! I have those bee buttons too!! haha

btw...where do you learn how to knit?

  ern

9:24 AM, December 15, 2008

that top is suuuper cute!

  crochetgurl

4:19 AM, December 16, 2008

Wow, you're so creative! It's really cute and I love that bow!

As for Gretel, I'm not sure if alpaca will be itchy. I'm making yet another one, finally for myself, and I'll let you know if it's itchy when I'm done. :-)

  Liz

6:27 PM, December 30, 2008

That is such a lovely design, well done!!! Looks very cool on you too.

  Ina

9:46 AM, January 14, 2009

this is gorgeus!!!

  Anonymous

12:15 PM, April 07, 2009

I love it KK!!!!

turned out really nicely ... doesnt look like a nappy at all ;)

i might have to steal your bow and straps idea for a future project...