Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Sewing Lessons

Thank you for the lovely and encouraging comments on my
 summery top. I've been so delighted and excited with how nice it
has turned out that I had to make another one.

This time I've  added a pocket at the front and an inch or so to
the bottom hem.

I made this a couple of weeks ago and have loved wearing it
with a pair of leggings and a cardi.

I like the colours of the fabric and I'm chuffed that I have
another new top to wear this spring and summer. Next time
though I'll make sure I use matching cotton threads to help
 hide the wonky stitches and I'll stick to fabrics with smaller prints
to save me worrying whether the prints on the front and back pieces
are aligned or not. I should also remember to wash my fabrics
beforehand and zigzag stitch along the long edges to keep them
from unravelling later on. The armholes are still a little bit loose
so I've made some changes to the pattern. Hopefully this and all the
other lessons I've recently learned will help when I make the next one.
 I've already got the material and I'm planning to get sewing again
one evening this week.

Thanks for reading. Back soon!


  1. Gorgeous! The little pocket and tiny button really make it special, and I love the fabric!

  2. Love that fabric...looks great on you! I hope you're enjoying the nice spring weather. It has finally warmed up here in Canada.

    Take care!

  3. Another cute top - looks great Marion, well done!

  4. Gorgeous top Marion and I love the pocket you added to this one. I am about to start making my second top too...thank you for inspiring me!
    Marianne x

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