So Kids Clothes Week starts tomorrow and to say I am organised for it would be, well, a lie. I do have a few patterns traced and things cut and I should be doing more now but instead I thought I would catch up on here with my new favourite top. I actually made this a couple of weeks ago now and I still haven't managed to get any decent photos so I have given up waiting.
When I received my copy of Ottobre Women 2/2013 last year I immediately fell in love with this yellow top. To be honest I'm not sure what drew me to it, I love the way it drapes nicely but isn't huge and balloonish, and the soft gathers at the neckline. I actually made another design from this mag last year (which never made it to the blog) but when I had a hankering for a new top in my wardrobe I knew I wanted to use this pattern.
Once I had it all cut out the piecing together was really simple and I had the top made in less than an hour (including interruptions from small people). And the result I love, it's so comfy and easy to wear.
Here is the shape of the finished top, I told you the construction was strange. The angle on teh bottom right is the fold and the shaped section on the bottom left is what becomes the hem.
And here it is on, a very bad bathroom photo.
When I come across other suitable knits in my stash I will definitely be making more of these.