Sunday 8 March 2015
Cake Patterns - The Cabarita Top
Here I am doing the first post of the year! It has been a while in coming. I have recently taken over the running of the Facebook group Australian Pattern Designers - Make and Create with my BFF. The group is aimed at raising awareness of Australian sewing pattern designers and the patterns they create. This new venture and a few other outside issues have kept me busy away from blogging.
As you would know, this is right up my alley!
This being the case you will be hearing a whole lot more about Australian pattern designers here. :-) Today I am going to talk about the Cake Patterns Cabarita Top. I have been eyeing off Cake Patterns for a while, and was tickled pink when I found out they were Aussie based. After watching for a while for a sale, I decided I couldn't wait any more and after much deliberation (so many awesome patterns to choose from), purchased the Cabarita Top.
Once I had traced the pattern, the top went together quickly and easily. The biggest drama I had was not being able to locate one of the back pieces I cut out - apparently I cut the collar out of it - Ooops! Even seasoned seamstresses (I hate that word!) make silly mistakes when they are tired.
I used 100% cotton jersey from spotlight. As I am not a fan of wearing stipes - which would show the lovely V-shape on the back of the top. I chose the rows of spots as I thought it would give a similar feel.
The result is a stylish and comfortable top, which is now a staple in my wardrobe. I see more Cake Patterns in my future.
You can purchase the Cake Cabarita Top here.
Happy sewing xx