April has got off to a quick start, and then a bit of a stop! I made a very quick project in the first week of the month, and it’s gone off with Daughter No2 back to uni. She chose a whole pile of patterns for me to make while she was on her Easter break, and I mean a BIG pile! It’s like I haven’t got anything to sew for me..
As it’s April, I thought I’d start her list by making stuff she’s chosen from April issues. She’d chosen a length of Liberty lawn in black and white from her stash pile. The pattern is top 126A from April 2012. Ititially I thought a softer, drapier fabric would be better, but this seems to have worked ok, and it will soften with washing. There are just three main pieces, two fronts and the back, and a strip of bias for the neckline.
I used French Seams throughout and made narrow, double turned hems on the armholes, bottom and front edges. It was quick to make but does use a fair bit of fabric because of the shape and size of the front pieces.
I like that it can be worn in different ways, I think it’s going to have a lot of use come the summer. We were lucky to have a sunny day for these photos, albeit a cold one! I bet you can see the goosebumps! Daughter no 2’s happy with this first project from her very long list, and there are more from April for me to be getting on with. It just gets tricky to make without her here. I need to fit toiles! Next up will be some trousers, but they may have to wait a week or two before I can get to her again.
So that’s the first for April’s #Burdachallenge2018. Many more to go! 🙂