After all my dithering about what top pattern to have a go at next I decided to get my money’s worth out of the pattern I used last week and make the same one again.
I had picked up the fabric the previous weekend at my local ‘mostly sells curtain fabrics’ fabric chain shop. They seem to have ‘cottoned-on’ to the dressmaking revival and had a small but interesting enough selection of dress making fabrics.
Although I’ve not branched out into a different pattern this make was made a little challenging by the slipperiness of the fabric and having to alter my new overlocker tension to suit the lighter weight.
As an aside, what were you doing last Friday night? I had the house to myself with Freya away and Mr Jones doing some male bonding at the pub.
You might have imagined that I would be indulging myself in a bath with added oils, candles and bubbly etc, etc, but no, I was watching my Brother overlocker DVD followed by a course on Craftsy about different sewing machine feet.
Back to my top.
The bias binding on this top was also a little troublesome. This slippery polyester wouldn’t press into folds which meant an awful lot of pinning and slow top stitching.
But it was worth it. I would gladly have bought this off the rail at a far greater price than the £6 it cost me to make.
So now I have 2 tops
I’ve sort of made a pledge to myself to make things that I will actually find a great use for within my everyday wardrobe. Well that is the plan.
BTW I bought some more fabric at Leeds Market on Saturday.
The stripy one I completely fell for but it’ll need a certain pattern to carry it off. Any ideas?
Three more tops, a different pattern this time. I am enjoying this.
Love, Lucie xx