Autumn is here in the southern hemisphere; it has kicked in quickly. Last week I was in a thin dress with the air-con on full blast and now, as I type this, I have long sleeves and slippers.
I have been busy sewing recently and have had some real vintage pattern wins, which I will photograph soon - I hope.
I had spotted this top on a Pinterest board and liked the the shape and colour blocking options.
|I saved this from Pinterest but the link had gone so I don't know where it can from, sorry.|
I made my version using some soft shot cotton from the quilters' section of Spotlight.
I used my tried and tested New look 6983 because the idea called for a simple silhouette.
I drew out a hexagon, thank you year 8 maths, and then set to work on the fabric.
I decided to sew the navy and the light blue together first rather than trying to match up the line whilst sewing in a 6 sided shape. Then I cut out a hexagon from lining it up with the neckline and the seam. I didn't quite make the seam match up, but hey, my arms mostly cover that?
It was pretty fiddly and there is a bit of puckering, I think I would be able to get it in better now that I have done it once, so I might have to make another version.
Have you been inspired by any ready to wear recently?