OK, so first things first: I sewed this Nora a good few months back, and the photos are from quite a while ago too. But, I have managed to keep up blogging weekly for a couple of months so I am trying to pace myself with posts. I’m sewing steadily (three items completed over the bank holiday weekend, woohoo!) and enjoying it more than ever. My overlocker is being a bit of a pain at the minute, so the two knit dresses and top I have made this weekend have all been completed on my machine but it’s all good.

Back to the Nora. I bought this fabric from the Fabworks stall at the Knitting and Stitching Show in November. I think I bought 1.5 metres which was maybe around £10? It’s a scuba covered with pretty spring flowers – I really liked the tulips. As is usual for me, I bought the fabric with nothing particular in mind.

Nora was one of my #2019makenine and I chose to make the roll neck version with the stepped hem, except somehow I didn’t measure/trace/cut the pattern pieces properly so the step front to back is more exaggerated than it should be. None of the photos show this, and I wear a vest top underneath as I am not really one for showing my midriff but next time I make this view I’ll check it against the paper pattern before cutting the fabric.

All in all, I like this top. It’s cosy in cooler weather (yep, ready for that to end any day now) but I think the spring flowers add longevity into the first quarter of the year. I think using a fabric with an obvious front/back – the wrong side of this fabric is white – is maybe not the best for this view, but it doesn’t spoil it. If the weather continues to be cool it may make an appearance on my #MeMadeMay wardrobe any day soon.