3 July 2018

I didn't know I could still do it!!!

Just before my 'bad patch' a few weeks ago I went with my friend Sue to Birmingham. We went to our favourite fabric shop and she noticed that there were patterns on sale (half price). 

We both came away with patterns but I couldn't find any fabric I liked so I was doubtful this pattern would ever be made up!!!!

The local fabric shop (last remaining decent shop in town) is closing shortly and has fabric on sale. I found this (below) and decided I'd give the pattern an outing!!! 

Actually this is a navy background and I'm reasonably happy with the finish. I wonder if I'll make any more?!?!? It must be around thirty years since I made any garments!!!

Not the best photo as it looks sort of 'scrunched' at the front but it isn't.  Honest!!!  There's a pleat at the bottom of the neckline at the front and another at the back.


Maureen said...

If it's a good pattern and fits you well, you can make it over and over again in different fabrics! I think you should model it for us.

Jane McLellan said...

Well done you! Must be like riding a bicycle.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I like it! I enjoy sewing, as long as everything works out the first try. I'm at a loss when it comes to pattern fitting, so if a pattern doesn't work right out of the package... pfffft! I did pick out a couple of patterns recently, so I guess I should give it a try. Will you add tatting to this one, or do you think the tatting might not show with the pattern in the fabric?

God's Kid said...

Great top!! :)

Crazy Mom! said...

This is cute! Well done Jane!

Unknown said...

I've always admire people who sew their own garments. Thumbs up!!

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