I had to whip out at dusk to take this photo of my latest stash busting tee. I had two different pieces of grey fabric. The gold embossed piece was from this top and the striped piece was from this dress. Now, I was going to make both of these pieces into some lingerie but at the last moment decided that grey was a little too dull for my lingerie preferences. A little bit of Googling later and Marie Denmark was conceived.
Had this pattern not been free, I probably wouldn't have considered a pattern from this supplier. They tend to be more leaning towards basics than flamboyant and I tend to find basics sewing a little dull. That being said though, I am thoroughly impressed by the cut of the Maria Denmark Kimono Tee and now consider myself a convert. I particularly like their pattern matching so it is really easy to tape the pieces of pattern together. There are definitely no jigsaw puzzles with this one. It was a cleverly conceived idea on their behalf to suck non converts like me in, I think and I just may have to order more patterns. Never let it be said that I don't support small pattern designers. I have long been a Sewaholic worshiper and have also supported Colette and Style Arc as well. I may now have to add Maria Denmark to my new list of patterns to buy.
Now, back to the details. I cut out a size small as indicated by my measurements and changed nothing about this pattern except splicing both the front and back to incorporate two different fabric prints. I also cut the neck ribbing shorter than stated as I found it sat better.
Once again after my origami style cutting, I have no fabric left. Excellent! There are now two less pieces of fabric trying to be first to escape the fabric cupboard.