Friday, 27 April 2007

Winter's approaching



With winter not too far away, I thought I should be prepared with a long sleeve top for Louisa. I don't really need anything too snuggly - Brisbane's temperature extremes are pretty mild, and my girls are both 'warm blooded'; they don't feel the cold too badly. So this simple top fits the bill. I used this Burda magazine pattern, but it said to 'coverlock' the neckline. I don't have such expensive fancy equipment, so I put a button in the back. I have to admit this part of the top is a little dodgy. At the moment there's a huge oversized daisy that doesn't actually match the colours of the top, but Louisa chose it from my button jar. It was to be temporary, but actually looks kind of cute, so I may leave it! I really like the fabric - the flowers lift it from being just a plain top. I'd love to find some cord in just aqua to make matching pants, or even a pinafore dress over the top.

5 comments:

Kim said...

Looks great Suz. Really nice fabric!

Corrie said...

oh that looks cute!good job....i wanted the burda magazine but they'd sold the april edition and may didn't have as cute stuff...a bit too much country and western kind of shirts!!!!!!!

Andrea said...

I liket he fabric too, the top looks great. I wish I had the confidence to sew with stretch!

ingrid said...

I love the colours but I want to see the button. I think it's great that she chose it herslf, it makes it even more special.

Natalie said...

I think it looks fantastic and can't see anything dodgy lol! I love the button at the back, very cute!