The night before we left for Queensland I was feeling organised and sat down to a spot of sewing. On the sewing machine was a adorable little top for Lil made from some of my Liberty of London fabric.
The latest Ottobre magazine had just arrived in the mail, and whilst it was a Winter issue, I was drawn the sweetest little camisole top pattern in it. The pattern is from Ottobre 6/2012 - #22. "Lumikello". I think the camisole is supposed to be worn underneath another top or lengthened to make a nightie but I really like the style and knew that it would be perfect for warmer weather, especially when made in some lightweight Liberty.
I love the fine detail of the front yoke with tiny pintucks. I was supposed to sew buttons down the middle, but didn't get around to it. I think it looks fine without but might add some one day.
Instead of a lace trim around the yoke and hem, I used a tiny pompom trim that I had in my stash, another cute detail.
After I had finished the top, I decided to include a little sleeve to cover her shoulders, so cut a semi-circle from fabric and hemmed the edges with more pompom trim. Isn't it adorable? It was a quick sew, although I didn't understand the instructions to sew in the yoke so I made it up and it worked fine.
Liberty of London, Mabelle in Blue