Sunday, 17 October 2010

stylish top b

i'd been itching to sew myself something & found time to cut this pattern out last week & then with fitting in a little sewing time where i could, i've made myself this lovely top

i used the 'stylish dress book' again, this time opting for pattern b, i'd stashed this fabric away ages ago, i have no idea what it is, but it feels like a soft 'almost but not quite' brushed cotton & the second best thing about it is it only cost me 50p from a charity shop (the first being i absolutely adore the colours & print)

i didn't have enough of the fabric to make the sleeves as they are in the pattern (i had a small nagging voice in the back of my head telling me to make something sweet for little O) but i was so determined for this to be mine (as little O is growing so very quickly) i just went with it & made my own version of the sleeves,

& it works, i love it (so much so that i've had it on all weekend) my nearest & dearest even asked me if i'd really made it myself! (how could he doubt me) i was so pleased to tell him that it had only cost me 50p! 

which on another note is a good thing as we've had an offer accepted on the house (trying not to get too excited but fingers crossed) 


  1. Tht's very pretty Kelly- what lovely material and a lucky find. Can't wait to hear more about the house x

  2. oh oh ooh, as ever so lovely. I love the fabric and the top looks like a great shape.
    I am a little confused as I thought you had sold your house! Hope though it all goes well
    Jenny x

  3. Lovely top, well done !!
    Giood luck with the house proceedings too : )

    Sharon xx

  4. That is really lovely! It looks pretty and the kind of thing that is easy to wear.

  5. Oh how pretty! I love the fabric, its like a liberty print, what a great find. Lou x

  6. Very cute! I love love love the fabric. I have something similar that I have been waiting to use! This has inspired me!

  7. It's gorgeous, I agree with Lou, it looks like a Liberty print - what a great find!

  8. Lovely top, lovely fabric!

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! XxX

  9. Oh that's a GORGEOUS top! And you've paired it with a stripy long sleeve t-shirt, which is exactly what I would do. I've just followed your link to that book, oh gosh, I've just spent some money on books this week, but I realllly want this book, it's just fabulous. Shall sleep on it and hope I can resist it in the morning! Love Vanessa xxx