1 post / day Day 9: Noelle Top Pattern

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Noelle top pattern now is listed here and here.

Thank you.
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Noelle top is a top I did for a local designer& young entrepreneur, Noelle, during the summer. I made lots of them, short ones and long ones, in different types of linens.  

It is not for wearing at Christmas time though, maybe in South Africa? or Hawaii? I am not sure about hot Christmas climate.

It is a fun top to make. Especially linen ones, they are so crisp once get pressed.

I have to say it is the easiest garment a person can imagine, maybe easier than a cushion cover if you know how to do a bias tape collar finishing.

I love clothes that have no buttons, no zippers, and no specific closures. Better still no interfacing and facing.Just wrap up and stay loose and cozy. Start spreading the pattern and cut and sew and done in one sitting.

I know sewing neat zippers and neat welt pockets or button holes makes you feel good at this craft, but, once in a while, it is a treat not to do zippers and buttons.

A little bit about Noelle top.

It has a lovely dropped shoulder design, looks even nicer if you use fabrics that drape more; a curved hem line; the back is slightly longer then the front.

Before this top I also made a mandarin collar square top, I might also post a picture here.

I am giving this pattern away for free ( PDF version ).

Offer ends this week, Friday, Vancouver time..

Just comment this post. And leave your email address via the contact form that is located at the right bottom corner of ulooop.com if you want to keep your email private.

There will be no newsletters from me and I will not in any ways give your email addresses to any other persons or organizations. 

You will get the pattern this weekend, that means Friday to me. sew it up Saturday. wear it Sunday as a layer underneath your jacket for people live up north; or a fun summery breezy little top for people in the south!

so Reply and have fun.













And oh, my printer.

I have to talk about it a little bit although talking about it sort of makes me feel uneasy.

It is one of the loveliest things I've ever owned in my life and as it happens, often when you love something you get to be it's slave. For fear you may lose it. Especially when the thing is delicate and demanding!

Remember my last Monday's emotional post about my printer? yes. I fixed the paper roll holder.
I didn't fix it. I left it there with a bit of glue and it doesn't lock anymore.





The roll Stopper  shattered and it broke my heart and for a week I couldn't quite bring myself together to get near to it. And I got more and more worried about the ink getting dry this past week.. and when, yesterday, I hooked it up and printed out the Noelle Top pattern I found out not surprisingly the black ink didn't come out. It spit some other color, purple, as black.

I don't care.

Talking about robots. A printer is a robot. and I think robots are hard to handle when they hold such pride to themselves and they think they are the creatures that get things done and you have to follow exactly the directions they give. In the mean time, they just send scary messages and orange blinks and demand, order you to shut down and start again, and again.

They order you to change the paper left or right without telling you even which way is their right and left and they force you to repeat certain things again and again to the very limit of your patience and will power and you want to cry.

Me. I want to cry.For other people maybe they want to kick it out of the house.

Talking about my printer.

My daughter always comments wisely that you are not going to fussing about your printer again right?

Yes, my darling, I AM going to fuss about my printer again.

The thing is whenever I get near to this delicate canon robot, my love (I mean the printer )... My husband, the very proud kind of human species, he always wants to have a look, and wants to comment and gives me a hand.

Honestly he is so much so much helpful. Only if he can STOP complaining about it!!

He helped me so about with this printer, hovering around it for over a week to get things right, the ink the paper the head the everything....But you just didn't hear his complaints.

He thinks robots are like cars, and printers. Especially cars and printers can listen. They can absorb his hatred and behave themselves! and that is not the truth.

I can't talk about the printer anymore except I love it.
It prints the most thin lines to the very details. I love it.
I just need more time to work with it and make it understand me better.






I also printed out a high waist-ed shorts plan to make another pair. I did a few posts before about the pants and now after the Noelle top and maybe some other projects, I am going to continue with the pants and shorts pattern.





Also for the mandarin collared square top that is similar to Noelle. 
I might be doing a separate post for it. 


But tomorrow it will still be Noelle top.





34 comments:

  1. What a lovely top! I am also a fan of simple construction, especially as a break from the more complicated patterns... Noelle will be very pretty in some simple linen I have in my stash, but it will have to wait until next Spring. That is unless I draft longer sleeves and make one in silk....hmmmm.....

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Yes, of course it is okay to wait for spring even summer. I can't even count out how many patterns are wait for me too:)

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  2. Are they the same top?
    Lolasfes@gmail.com

    Love it!

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    1. Thank you! They are two different ones. the one with collar is bigger and looser.

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  3. Beautiful Tianfei!
    I would absolutely love a copy. That contrasting spotty fabric on the bottom photo is so gorgeous.
    sewnbyelizabeth@gmail.com

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    1. Sure, Elizabeth! It is the season for you. Until Friday after I get all the emails organized:)

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  4. Adorable top. I have some light weight voile that is perfect for this pattern locosewer@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank! Yes, Light weight is the way to go!

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  5. Not sure if you received my comment or not will try again. Love the top, will be great for our upcoming summer in Australia, have some great cotton fabric. Thanks again for the offer. kathbritt@bigpond.com

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    1. Thank you for take interest! I am will sending it soon:)

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  6. Very sweet, and cool looking, love the colours ;)

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  7. Very cute top Ada …I’m sorry to hear your printer saga continues! btw the printer- robot analogy made me laugh :) … so funny … those things indeed seem to have a mind of their own!

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    1. Yes, sometimes working with robots really needs some Robot-Psychological-Thinking, if you know what do I mean:) Good now it prints.

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  8. This is lovely - it looks so versatile! I'd love to make the round neck version in a light linen...
    Zanna
    zanna_f@hotmail.co.uk

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    1. I will be happy to send you soon. it is very simple but great for a relaxing day.

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  9. Thank goodness sewing machines are more reliable than printers. I just paid more for ink than I did for the printer. But at least i'll be able to print off your lovely pattern. Looking forward to making it. annhebden@waitrose.com

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    1. That is absolutely true! My husband always want to throw away small printers when the ink run out because he said so so so many times that inks are more expensive than the printers, and that's how the printer companies making money, he said..

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  10. Lovely blouse! I hope I can make it too. Thank you in advance! Here is my email:

    safemailmmf-crafts@yahoo.com

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  11. Lovely top, can't wait to sew it! my email is smmmstruik@hotmail.com

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    1. :) it is simple.. if simple is the best is what you mean.

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  13. I really like your Noelle top and would love a copy of my own! Will have to wait for spring/summer over here, but still …

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    1. Yes, sure let's wait until s/s. I really know as I am already started my winter coat projects:)

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  14. What a lovely top, it will be a perfect item to add to my capsule wardrobe !

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    1. yes, casual it is, relaxed top easier than a pillow case.

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    2. Hi Jain,couldn't find your email address, maybe you didn't leave it for me?

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    3. genya.keselman@gmail.com
      Thanks :). !

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  15. I really like the various ways you've styled it! I would love to sew a winter version to layer and have the perfect icy blue heavy satin. pelletier549@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much to mention my "styling" skills..I wish I could do better. I hope I can see the finished top, icy blue sounds so appealing indeed.

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  16. pretty! I'd like to give it a try sea_jewel @hotmail.com

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