Just a quick post to say I haven't abandoned sewing. I just haven't gotten around to photographing and blogging about it. A couple of months ago I spent a weekend quickly and haphazardly sewing maternity clothes. One of those makes was this Tesutti's free pattern for a very loose, flowy top.
Apologies for the low-res quality. I stole this photo from my husband's Facebook (he took this photo from our favourite lookout down south called Sublime Point).
The pattern is super easy and quick to sew. I probably spent more time taping and cutting the paper pattern. I drastically narrowed and shortened the pattern despite my plan of wearing it during maternity. The width is fine, but I think it's a bit short. I was too lazy to sew a binding or stabilise the neck so the neckline's been growing a bit, but I can live with that. All seams were sewn on a serger while the hem and neckline were folded over once and sewn with a zigzag stitch on my regular machine.
The next time I make this (soon I think) there will be a few more inches to the hem and the neckline will be stabilised.
I'm so happy it's the make from this print, as I was so over the print soon after I bought it. I have another retro print I want to get rid off and I have a long way to go before there's room for new fabric in my fabric stash, but at least that's a bit of progress.
Fabric: Lightweight viscose knit from Lincraft c. 2008
Pattern: Our Fave Top from Tesutti
Date made: March 2013
Time to complete: 2 hours (mostly spent getting the paper pattern ready)
First worn: Sunday, 28 May 2013, on the drive back from an overnight trip to Geroa
Wear again? Definitely, especially with my growing belly.