Short, sweet and ready for spring 

Since February half term I’ve been in a complete work bubble. It’s a busy time of year with lots to be done, so sewing, blogging, and most non-work related activities have taken a back seat. I haven’t yet managed to get decent photos wearing my A, B and C dresses, and my D dress is not begun. But, I’ve sorted my sewing space, invested in and cut out a couple of new dress patterns, and got my eye on a couple of spring fabric collections. 

Last Sunday afternoon, when I’d done my work and walked the dogs. I found a pattern that would fit the 1.5m of colourful kite fabric I’d bought for £7.50 from a stall on Worksop market. The lady, Hazel, told me it was from America. 

I’ve already sewn one Cynthia Rowley 2215 blouse, and wanted to continue developing my recently acquired button-ability, so it seemed like the obvious choice.   

It’s a simple make with a few darts  and the most time being spent on attaching the collar, but there are various bits of the finish I’m not thrilled with. Said collar ended up with a couple of creases, which I’m hoping will be mainly overcome by wearing my hair down. The buttonholes went fine but I had to remove and restitch the buttons because I must not have laid the shirt flat when I worked out the placement initially. I also spotted a fault in the fabric, running in a line down the front, but hopefully no one else will look closely enough to spot that.  I opted for French seams and just used some sunny yellow buttons from my stash. 

   I’m still hoping I’ll get a decent amount of wear from it, either alone or perhaps under a shirt dress. It still seems a little impractical to be sewing something sleeveless at the beginning of March, but surely spring isn’t far away. 

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24 responses to “Short, sweet and ready for spring 

  1. Love this fabric & appreciate your deciding to make it up. What a treat for the eyes, particularly if your weather’s still cold and wintery! del

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  2. Looks great, I’m thinking of starting to sew some clothes ready for the warmer weather- it’s got to come eventually!!

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  3. jay

    Love the crazy fabric, what a find!

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  4. corrineappleby

    Such a cute top! Hopefully you’ll get to wear it soon. I managed to go outside without a coat today and that’s always a milestone – you’ll be wearing it before you know it 😉

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  5. Great fabric, love the colours!

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  6. Hope Spring’s soon here so you can wear your new funky top! At first glance I thought they were jelly fish! 🐠🐟🐡🐬🐳

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  7. Inspite of you declaring the faults! This looks like a lovely little top that will be great with skirts or trousers. Remember if you don’t try it you won’t get better at something 🙂

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    • There did seem to be an excessive amount of faults with this ‘simple’ make but hopefully most people will have a less critical eye than me. I know, I’m a firm believer that pretty much every make teaches me something 😊

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  8. Are we living in hope! It hasn’t been a harsh winter, but it seems to be going on and on.
    The top and print are great, and you’re not alone, I’ve just finished my first sleeveless top of the year?

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  9. Thought I’d commented on this last night sorry! It’s lovely, the print is perfect for Spring 🙂

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  10. What beautiful fabric! I love it!! 🙂

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  11. This is my favourite yet out of all the things you’ve made! I love the fabric, the design and the overall effect – just brilliant!

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  12. Lovely style and the fabric is just brilliant!

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