Summer Stripes

Happy almost-friday! Kelvin is taking tomorrow off work as they get an extra day off on their birthday (his is Sunday) so it’s a long weekend at my crib. Woop! I have been partaking in a rare bout of selfless sewing to make him a not-so-top-secret present – “Ok, try this on but don’t look”. Hopefully I will get it finished soon so I can show it off/ask for your help!

Here is another creation made from one of mums pattern-presents, New look 6781.

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I used a blue and white striped cotton which I flipped horizontally for the ‘feature panel’, some yellow piping and white cotton for the other accents.

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Not 100% sold on my colour combination, but I am really happy with this top although it does look sort of like a pregnancy top, and would actually be great for any preggy women out there. There seems to be a bit of pulling from the top of the shoulder – it’s not uncomfortable at all just looks a bit wrinkly. I also think I need to put a button where the piping meets in the center as it’s gaping slightyly- I’m not sure I followed the instructions when it came to button placement. Maybe a little plastic snap will do for now.

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This was pretty easy apart from the tricky corner at the bottom of the feature panel. My solution was to baste, baste, baste but it’s still not perfect.

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I’m wondering how this will look in different fabrics? There are also other sleeve options but I quite like these little ruffles.

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Realistically, it is a bit too cold to be wearing this so I will have to tuck it away for a few months. I think I need to make some track pants next!

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