Sewing project number 2.
This time I started sewing from the brilliant Japanese sewing book Sweet Dress Book.
I loved this top on the cover so decided to make it in this beautiful fabric I found in Spotlight (gosh, I really love Spotlight, could spend all day there).
This was so easy to make and should have been a complete and utter delight. Except smarty pants me decided to make some changes. I thought the tie back (in a hospital gown type way) would be a little awkward as I just wanted to wear this on its own and just with a bra. Didn't think everyone wanted to see the back of my bra and I'm not a hang loose kinda gal. So I thought I'd just make it a solid piece. Excellent. Then, because the pattern said it was loose fitting I thought I would make it smaller - I've referred to my Euro body type before I think. Therefore, instead of my usual medium, I made a small. Lovely.
Nearly finished the whole thing, just had to piping neckline to go, and thought I would try it on. Uh... no. Could barely get it over my head and when I managed to pull it on it was so unattractively tight (my goodness, I can't tell you how unattractive) that there was no way I could save it.
Moi had a brilliant idea! Rather than throw it out I dragged my daughter Charlotte out from her Minecraft reverie, popped it over her head, pinned it to fit, and voila, she now has a lovely tunic top!
She seems less than impressed, as when I bought the fabric from Spotlight she said at the top of her voice "that is disgusting, I HATE it". That'll server her right. Now its hers!
Got home from work, childcare and school pickups and right there in the postbox my favourite little delivery. How much do I love this magazine? Muchly much!
What's your favourite magazine? Let's not venture into the "R" rated territory please!