It took a couple of weeks of sporadic pattern cutting and sewing. But top B from The Stylish Dress book is finally hanging in the wardrobe, ready to wear. I've had good intentions of sewing a whole wardrobe of dresses and tops after completing this tunic. But the truth of the matter is, it is just a little too difficult right now to commit to that amount of sewing. Particularly with the littlest one being very interested in scissors and patterns, or more accurately, interested in tearing them up. And lets not go into the obsession with the ironing board.
So I do what I can, when I can.
I'd heard these patterns are quite roomy, so I went with the 8. Plenty of room to spare, despite still breastfeeding. The upper arms were a little more snug, but still comfortable to wear.
The fabric was a Japanese cotton from Spotlight.
And next on the sewing list? I have pattern N cut out from the same book. I have a dressing gown pattern cut out for Julia (who desperately needs a new one, yes I think this is number 1 on the list) and perhaps if all goes well, for the other kiddies too. It can be a tricky balance sharing the sewing love around.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend x