Ella Again

It’s been a while since I last blogged but I wanted to share a second version of the Ella Top by Liola Patterns.

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The fabric was purchased from Elliot Berman Textiles in the New York Garment District – I wouldn’t have found it if it wasn’t for Sonja. While in New York I was keen to stock up on stretchy fabrics so this was the only woven I bought. I was overwhelmed by the wide array of fabrics – this happens a lot to me.

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It washed and sewed up beautifully. The neckline doesn’t sit quite right but this is entirely due to me using bias binding that is too wide (narrower is easier around such a tight curve). I was wooed by the dots so I have only myself to blame.

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Piping was fun to work with, it’s my first time but I found it easy to get to grips with and like how it highlights the back yoke. Even more so since I played with the width of the pleat to get the pattern repeat to match up impeccably.

4 responses to “Ella Again

  1. The piping is a such a pretty addition to this top. As is your dog!

  2. Nice top! I like the piping. It always makes everything so posh!

  3. The detailing in the back is really lovely. A great idea!

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