Finally something I love!! I’m wearing it today, at work.
It’s such a relief to make something that I know will get loads of wear. It is cool and light and will look great under a navy jacket when it turns cooler. It hardly creases either under my seat belt or bunched up against my desk.
The Sutton Blouse pattern advises the use of a lightweight fabric and this time I have done just that.
It also advises against using stripes. This is probably due to the fact that the large yoke that goes over the shoulders is curved where it meets up with the front and with the back piece.
However, I thinks this works really well on the front, although not quite so well in the back.
The fabric is a lightweight poly-something. I picked it up very cheaply at Fabworks in Dewsbury earlier in the summer. How often do you come across fabric this fabulous! I knew at the time it would be a top, but I wasn’t sure what top. With the pattern advising against using striped material, I delayed unnecessarily.
I used my walking foot throughout as I wanted to get those stripes matching perfectly.
I love the center seam down the down. I think it takes a simple top up a notch.
I’ve made it true to pattern with a high/low hem but I’m not entirely sure about the red stripe along the ‘low’ section. I might take it off. What do you think?
My husband calls it my ‘football shirt’. I don’t think that’s fair!
So, back in love with dressmaking again.
I’ve just purchased a Tilly and the Buttons Learn to Sew Jersey online course, based on her Agnes pattern. It was a little pricey but I wanted to perfect my skills and I’ve already picked up some tips that had never occurred to me.
Watch this space.
Love, Lucie xx