Japonaiseries? You must be wondering what I’m talking about. This is how I’m calling my two latest tops. It all started with a fabulous fabric I got a couple of weeks ago.
Just look at that:

This is a super-soft, slinky cotton jersey,
with just a hint of silvery glitter.
At 4€ a metre, I couldn’t pass it up!


The first top is the result of my second experience with an Onion pattern.

This is Onion 2017. It went together like a charm (although the neckband could do with a little less ease. I’ll remedy that for the next top). It feels lovely against the skin. This is a top I’ll be wearing a lot. I can pair it with jeans to chill out in the evening, or with more formal black pants to go to work (or grey, or red, of course, but I haven’t either).
It has a tie in the back, but I didn’t manage to take a good picture of it. Sorry!

I hereby officially declare myself an Onion fan! (although, this may sound weird, out of context!) Can’t wait to get and try out another of their patterns.

Another funny oops with the camera – there was too much sun (for the camera, that is. Never for me!) and the light erased my face; it does shows the line of the top well, though.

ETA: You can now read a more technical review here.

I’ll show you the second top as soon as I’ve managed to make pictures… It is Simplicity 4020. Another winner!

Best of all? I still have enough fabric to make a skirt or a small top. Just have to decide on a pattern. … Sometimes it’s good to be small!

29 thoughts on “Japonaiseries

  1. Tany says:

    FABULOUS, Isabelle!!!! Now I must try out an Onion pattern too! You are so inspiring!PS – I might be spending 4 days in Paris!! I’m not sure yet but I’ll let you know!BIG hus to you, my friend!


  2. Carol says:

    What a cute top! You put these together so quickly and so well!Ava is doing well, by the way. I got some of one of her meds all over her face last night (darn plunger thingy), and she was a bit ticked off at me and slept elsewhere. But otherwise, it appears to be clearing! I will take her to her regular vet on Friday for more info πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the well wishes and hugs for her!


  3. Deb L says:

    ooooo the fabric is *lovely*!!! And the top is cute. (and flattering. always a bonus)Your posts about your sewing are inspiring me to dust off my machine and dig through my storage boxes and do some sewing myself. πŸ™‚


  4. Tracy says:

    Oh, I just love this new top! The fabric is fabulous and it looks a dream on you! Your white top is lovely too. We’re still on holiday in the USA, and having a fab time! So nice to have moment to stop by and see what you’ve been up to–lots!–and your new move! Talk to you soon…Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))


  5. LisbeΓ― says:

    Hello my dear friend !Oh, what a beautiful top, I simply love the pattern and the fabric. And you look fantastic in it !I wish you a good week-end, and … oh, the sun is just rising and I can see it from my windows (I’m already at work because of the lake of trains …), it’s colorful and warm!I send you a ray of light for your day, and a kiss.


  6. Leena says:

    I found your new blog πŸ™‚ Your sewing looks always wonderful, what a lovely top! Thank you for your visit in my blog and kind words! Je peux lire anglais ou francais, mais j’aime bien pratiquer mon francais πŸ™‚ J’ai habitΓ© deux ans en France, 30 minutes de Paris πŸ™‚ Et les magasins de tissus de Montmartre me manquent beaucoup quand je lis ce blog πŸ™‚ Bon week-end!


  7. Concetta says:

    Fantastic photos, you did so well, Isabelle. πŸ™‚ Your top is beautiful… but Robin has stolen the show today (I’m sure you won’t mind that) ;-)) What a cutie! I’m always so happy to see photos of your darling nephew. πŸ™‚


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