Thursday, 9 February 2017

Waterfall & Metro Mashup

I am happy to join in on the last day of the Make it Mine Waterfall Blog Tour. I tested the Waterfall Raglan and made my first one out of Bamboo French Terry that I was able to source locally. You can read my blog post all about it here. I literally wear this top ALL THE TIME. It is one of the first tops I reach for following laundry day. It is perfect with skinny jeans and it is perfect with leggings because the back of the top covers my bum. I'm loving all the summery ones people have made and will have to follow suit once it is not -30.

When I heard there would be a Waterfall blog tour I just knew I needed to join. I had this idea to mashup the Waterfall Raglan from Chalk and Notch and the Metro Hoodie from Sew Straight and Gather. I was seriously excited to make this top. I think I successfully managed to combine 2 of my favourite women's patterns into one amazing top! My fabric is a slightly stiff but still stretchy french terry mystery fabric that I found locally at Fabricland. It was a steal at $2.50/meter on sale so basically my top cost me $5.

The theme for today is hacks, but really my top is a true pattern mashup. Very little hacking was needed to create this look. The only changes I needed to make to this pattern were: (1) to account for the back pleat by adding one inch to the back pattern piece. It was still cut on the fold as per instructions. (2) To ensure the cowl lined up nicely with the shoulder seams, I cut the pieces of the cowl as separates and sewed together rather than cutting on the fold as instructed. If you like the look of one piece of fabric for the cowl, you would just want to cut off approx 3/8 of an inch off the edge of the pattern along the fold line before cutting your fabric.

How to add for the back pleat
Finished back pleat with cowl
I hope you like my top. I will be wearing this weekly for the remainder of the winter and hopefully even into spring! Below you can see the comparison with the cowl folded over or straight up.

Since this is a blog tour, there is a prize giveaway! This is an incredible lineup of patterns up for grabs that accompany the Waterfall nicely. Enter the Rafflecopter Here!

There is also a link up with more prizes to be won! Find all the details here.

And check out my other day 3 tour buddies: