Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Maison Fleur 1301 Pattern Review

and entry for The Monthly Stitch Indie Pattern Month


Recently I was longing for a vintage sundress with bows or ties on the shoulder to wear this summer, but was hesitant to add yet another dress to my wardrobe.  And then I saw it: Maison Fleur Patterns 1301, a vintage influenced summer top pattern.  Parfait!

I can't wait to make all the views.  Each one is unique enough that it will look like a new pattern.  And the cover art is right up my vintage alley!

I had some difficulty printing the pdf, but I emailed Fleur, and she promptly emailed me back.  I needed to open it on a computer with Adobe Photoshop. As soon as I opened it in Adobe I was good to go. I loved the feature that you only need to print the size you want.

The pattern sewed up beautifully!  I printed a size ten.  It fits loosely, which is great for a summer top, so I didn't alter it down, but for a more fitted look I will make the size eight.  The sizing is a little unique, as I wear an RTW 6-8.

Drumroll, please; here it is:

Because my fabric is a sheer cotton blend, I elected to put in a solid white full lining as opposed to a facing.

I also inserted a lovely custom tag.  A source and product review for the tag is upcoming.

Such a happy, fun, summer top to sew, and a fabulous pattern!

Here is the image of moi I will enter in the Indie Pattern Month contest at The Monthly Stitch.  It is New to Me month, in which you sew up a pattern from an indie pattern company that you have never sewn from before.  Yay for Maison Fleur! Here is a link:

Have any of you entered a Monthly Stitch contest before? Made a Maison Fleur pattern?

Xx Piper

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  1. Very cool top and swag photo! :) Great job on the lining! Love the pattern.

  2. Oh, Pokka dots! Love it. Tres bien.

    The middle blouse looks so much like the dress top of a pattern I used several times back in the late fifties.


  3. Your top is really adorable. I'm not familiar with Maison Fleur but do love that pattern.


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