Well, it only takes about three hours to make a top and I sew a little every day and also every evening so I now have three new tops to take with me when we go to Montreal and Ottawa in two weeks.
First I made this top (shown with and without a matching infinity scarf)
using Burda Style. (#118, Nov.,2008).
Special details include rolled back sleeves and elasticized waist.
The fabric is nubby polyester jersey bought at Fabricville. This fabric knew exactly what it wanted to be before I even took it to the cutting tables. I love this one.
Next I used a wool/acrylic blend , with V8597 ,changed the collar to a loose turtle neck so I could wear it under this, changed the two piece sleeves to one piece , and ended with this very classic pullover.
Finally I wanted to make a boat neck ,3/4 sleeved pullover out of a ribbed stripe from my stash ( I don't know the content). I used Burda Style, #108, Feb , 2008 . I decided to change the neckline to scooped, added bias pockets , neck and sleeve bands and added 3' to the length . The result is a very wearable casual but polished striped top which is a perfect match for these grey stretch woven yoga pants (Silhouette Patterns).
I feel really good about getting these made up. I find tops that I wear a lot in my everyday life tend to get a little shabby after a season or two and these will replace a couple that have seen better days.
Next up is a denim suit for moi, using a double sided stretch denim bought on our last trip to Montreal and an Adri pattern I've made twice before. My goal is to wear it to Montreal when I go fabric shopping on Rue St. Hubert . We'll see if it happens because life may get in the way of sewing this week. Lol!
I hope you found time to sew this week.
More later from