Sometimes Often I go into my workroom for one reason and end up doing something completely different. Something I hadn’t even planned to do. Yesterday was one of those times. I have a pair of trousers – half done – which I keep seeing out of the corner of my eye and I know they need finishing but, because they need altering and faffing with, I just can’t get my head round messing with them at the moment. So an unplanned project got done instead.
Some might call it procrastination.
I made a Sewaholic Renfrew top. Are you thinking that fabric is a bit ‘urgent’? It is quite busy for me but I bought the fabric on Etsy a few months ago and thought I would move it on from my stash – I need the space.
This is me in my customary ‘bring on the firing squad’ pose with the fabric appearing a bit pinker than in reality as I had to mess with the lighting a bit. It is actually more of a salmon pink as in the other two pics. I couldn’t go any further up or down as I was still in my early morning dog walking leggings and my dog walking hair and face, none of which is a pretty sight. There’s no need for you to suffer and anyway it’s the top you are interested in if you are interested in anything at all here.
Because of my abysmal attempt at matching one of my side seams on my Reglisse dress (see post), I wanted to show you that I can actually do it if the stars are aligned correctly and I concentrate. Sorry it’s on a mannequin – her neck is even scraggier than mine but she is probably more than 100 years older than me so I’m not judging – but I couldn’t really model the side seams and operate the remote gizmo of the camera at the same time.
I was in two minds whether to put the cuffs on the sleeves and round the bottom – more matching hell – but, in the end, I decided to go for it because I think the cuffs make it look more like a ‘top’ and less like a t-shirt which is what this fabric called for. I won’t go on about the Sewaholic pattern because everybody has made it and, suffice it to say, it is fast, easy and gives good results and you can’t ask for more than that 😉