While Easter’s a time to relax and be with family and friends, I know quiet a few sewers who were busy sewing this weekend. So was I.
|Left to right: Original RTW spotted top,short sleeved test top, long sleeve lace edge top, lined animal print top|
The spotted top is an old top that Mum wore a lot, until I saw how well-worn it became. So I used the bodice on Vogue 8815 and extended the bodice to make 3 more tops for Mum. None of these tops are high-end fashion but if she has tops that can be worn in between seasons or to church then she’s happy. How could I not include an animal print too?
These tops are all:
– made of washable woven fabrics,
– pull-over styles
– have one button closure at the back neckline
– don’t need ironing
– can be worn as a layer
– can be remade in 2 hours.
I did catch up with family and friends throughout most of Easter and got in a couple of long bike rides too. Coffee and breakfast were included in these rides.
Now to get back to Mum’s version of the T-Shirt Trifecta pattern and get stuck into the knit fabrics that I’ve stashed for her. There acually is a fabric stash set aside just for her.
The Great British Sewing Bee.
I finally found a link to the first episode and low and behold Anne’s first A-line skirt challenge uses the same fabric as my vintage military shirtmaker dress – also used by Karen and Sewhopefull.