Another crazy busy week and i’m surprised i found the time to make this top.
I sat down for two short sessions and made the Everyday Elegance Blouse by Patterns for Pirates. (affiliate link) and i once again i cursed the sticking together of paper! I really did with this one because the pieces are so big. In fact for me the top is way too long. The next everyday elegance i make i will be taking at least 2 inches off.
The PDF Pattern pieces themselves were a little bit hard to get use to as they are a little inconsistent with what i’m use to. You don’t need to cut pattern pieces or borders before sticky taping together you just line up the pages and stick them together after printing. Being in Australia we use A4 paper not legal paper size so the pieces were harder to line up in my opinion.
Then onto the fabric and I’m not a huge fan of the fabric for my light complexion. I think it’s too much pink and too busy for me for a top however i think it would have been great as a kimono cardigan type top.
The things i love about this top is the cut, drape and overall style. it’s really flattering to my shape and very comfortable. Now I can’t wait to find some other fabric to make another.
It wasn’t all smooth sewing, i had issues with the collar and there may be a few pinches in it! My most enjoyable part was the arm tabs which was really fun! I found the written instructions really easy to follow too which helped the whole project.
This top is great with a pair of Jeans! My next top is the Tortola top by Sis Boom, the pattern has been printed and sitting on my desk for at least 4 months!
Check out my first two tops!
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