I hope all is safe and well where you are. It is certainly warming up here, with days getting into full summer heat.
Several months ago I spent a full day sorting my material stash and it is so good to have labels on the outside of my tubs so I can see where a particular material is while I decide what to make..as in 'Aha there is that red and white leaf voile!
Finding the pattern that springs to mind is more haphazard. I know where they all are but then I start looking through my Burdastyle magazines. I've never had a subscription and only buy them occasionally when an issue catches my eye. But there are certain issues that I find myself going back to several times long after many other issues have come out. The May 2011 issue is such a one for me.
I had seen an extravagantly priced peasant style top in a store window while shopping, so I went in and tried it on and took a
It has all in one sleeves with a bit of gathering on the outside edge, and a casing for a drawstring at the neck, and darts to keep it from being shapeless, quite quick to make.. so in a morning I had a 'free' top.
I am experimenting with a new gadget, a remote control for my camera that is hidden in my hand.
No more dashing between the camera and the shot. I love it.
But back to the sewing! Here is the front, just the top half of the pattern extended down 22 cm and out a bit. I made vents at the sides.
I left out the centre back seam and added a bit more ease. The original top is actually relatively close fitting. The Burda magazine instructions were not too bad, for once, but I did things slightly differently, as usual!
I will be writing a Pattern review to expand on this.
Trying for a Burda-esque pose in my balcony garden, which is turning into a jungle because friends have given me bromeliads and a strelitzia that 'needed a home'. How could I resist? But I am still trying to keep things minimalist.. honest.
As we count down to Christmas I wish you all the best and thank you for reading my blog.