I haven’t finished blogging about my sewing projects from last year. With parenting, home life and returning to work all packed in it didn’t feel like I was creating much but, in fact, I’ve been surprised at how much sewing I managed during that 12 months. Whilst I work through the backlog, I’ve managed to fit in a few new projects – yes, you know life is good when you manage to spend time on your favourite hobby. Unfortunately, the luxurious free time doesn’t extend to using a decent camera to take nice pictures so you’ll have to put up with these snaps for now.
Here is my version of the Burda 09/2012 V-Back Top.
This is the first wearable thing for myself constructed using my overlocker. Everything else has been too small, too big, or uses hideous fabric. I’m happy with this sweatshirt and have worn it a few times already but, as always, there are a couple of things which let it down:
1) It’s far too warm. The fabric (from Pennine Outdoor) is probably better suited to an over-sized zip up top.
2) The fabric is bobbling. I wear an across body bag whenever I’m out (pram pushing and shoulder bags don’t go particularly well together) and after the first wear, the fabric had bobbled where the bag rubs at the hip which is annoying because none of my ready-to-wear clothes have done this.
3) I wasn’t careful enough with the neck binding so the V doesn’t line up at the back and there’s a tiny gap in one of the seams wear one layer wasn’t quite caught in the stitching.
One evening, at 5pm I began cutting borders off the printed sheets ready to piece together while Baby Pie ate dinner and then, between watching him and eating my own dinner, I had the sweatshirt finished and everything packed away by 9.30pm. Fantastic! Weekday sewing and parenting can happen, albeit rarely.