I moved offices today. Lots of boxes, lots of trips in the lift, lots of throwing away bits of old paper...
So I decided to wear something easy. So I chose this top, which isn't actually that easy at all. #contrary.
I made this top a year or so ago, and it perseveres even though it isn't really that successful. This might be because I am low on me-made tops and none of them have been wildly successful so far. I really need to get better at pattern alterations, especially the FBA. I haven't got it right yet.
I love the fabric, it was a remnant from my local fabric shop. The pattern was a self-drafted thing from a sewing magazine, the shoulders are a bit too wide which heads into bra-strap world and falling off one shoulder (aaaaargh). And the bias binding is a bit of a problem. But you can't see any of that so it's fab and perfect ;)
I don't have an overlocker - I WANT one - so it was zig-zag on a regular machine, and I don't think I even knew I had to use a stretch needle. As I recall it was a bit of a fiend to sew. No surprise really!
I do love the swirly pattern and the colours and being jersey it is stretchy which is always a bonus. So it comes out every now and then, even though it slightly irritates me!
I did wear shoes today. At least, I'm fairly sure I did...
Grey jersey trousers - M&S
Cardi - Fat Face