So what else was there to do but drag out the pile of ottobre mags and start planning a few tops. Having decided that light weight fabric and a full floaty style would be the key to 'cool but covered' I found a cute pattern with shirring at the neck and sleeves. The pattern itself was for a short sleeved top but I figured lengthening the sleeves wouldn't be a big issue. Also thankfully I had grabbed the perfect fabric during a trip to spotlight a few weeks ago when I happened to notice it on sale, woohoo.
Here it is all done. The pattern is from Ottobre 1/2010, and it is design 11, tunic, in size 74cm. Apart from lengthening the sleeves the only other alteration I made was that instead of doing 5 individual rows of shirring at the neck and sleeves I stitched them as a continuous spiral.
I will admit now that when I finished this I was in two minds about it, seeing it hanging up it had the ability to go either way, would it be ridiculously cute or simply ridiculous? Now I must admit I am leaning towards ridiculously cute but you can decide for yourself.
|Excuse the mess we were rushing out the door to daycare|
|Best friend handshake with Daddy|
Now to decide whether to make more the same or try something different.