I freely admit I’m totally awful at blogging regularly, but it’s coming up to the end of the year and I’d quite like to have blogged everything I’ve made by then – I’m only a couple behind! I’m also hoping if I blog this it’ll get me excited enough about it again to make a replacement.
You see this particular make was almost a complete cock-up.
So pattern Sewaholic Renfrew top made by me on at least 10 previous occasions and something I could possibly make in my sleep. So you’d think I wouldn’t have any issues with it.
Jersey from Stoff & Stil which I’ve never shopped from before, & the jersey came and washed up ok and I didn’t notice any problems.
Except it has absolutely zero stretch. & I totally failed to notice before I made the top.
So here it is on the hanger, looking lovely just off the machine….
And here it is on me two days later….
As you can see it’s a bit on the small side – not unwearably so, but it was not the comfiest thing to get into.
So I asked what to do on Instagram, all the seams were overlocked so there was no way of letting it out. & it was suggested that if the fabric was still available to just buy some more and make another one.
So I bought some more fabric and was procrastinating when my mother came round to visit. She admired the fabric so I showed her the offending top and was bemoaning what had happened when next thing I know it’s going home with her!
And yes I have to admit it looks better on her. Mum is about 2 dress sizes smaller than me & about 3 inches shorter.
I didn’t think it was her style but she’s worn it pretty much constantly since.
So now I have to make another one. I’m hoping that writing this post now and looking at pictures of how awesome the idea was will inspire me to make another (slightly larger) version.
I’m the top size of the pattern so I’m a little nervous about cocking it up, as I’m going to be winging it a bit with how much extra I add. So I’ve been putting it off partly through nerves and partly because I don’t want to make the same thing twice.
But it has to be done, & it’s a lovely sunny day to do some cutting out.