I did it, I did it, I did it, hooray!!!
And for all those people who are not forced by their kids to watch Dora the Explorer, let's just say I'm doing a little happy dance right now. Any why? Because I made this:
Well, I made most of it. I did have Matt's mum here and she fixed a little bit of the yoke that I mucked up (I made the point of the diamond a little too rounded) and helped me with the back bit that I couldn't for the life of me figure out. But apart from that, it was all me!
I really love it. Matt has been very tactful though, and has simply said it's not my 'usual style', and that it looks very 'well made'....which means he doesn't really like it. And my mum....well.....
First she killed herself laughing, then said that I reminded her of a clown. Oh yeah, loads of support around here...
In desperation, I emailed a finished pic to Matt's mum, who said she liked it and thought it looked very professional - thanks Jen!
So anyway, the pattern is Simplicity #3964 (Built By Wendy pattern), the polkadot blue fabric was some vintage remnant I found in an Op Shop, and the red is a plain cotton homespun. Mum fished the buttons out of a big jar of loose odds and ends in a fabric shop (she thought I would like to use them on a bag, which I would, but I just couldn't help adding them to this top).
So I'm wearing this top today and will be going up the street in it. Let's hope no kiddies come up to me and expect me to honk my nose and give them a balloon!!!
3 days ago