oh my days, i have been feeling ever so unsettled this week, in a nutshell, the house we were buying is now no longer going through, on one hand we were the ones to come to this decision, & i know it was the right decision, however it leaves us in a very tricky situation, as we've exchanged on our house & have agreed a date for completion, so we are left looking for a rental place, which is proving harder than first thought at such short notice, so in an attempt to forget our woes (& stop myself from constantly checking right move) i turned to sewing, & it worked out a treat!
little O now has the loveliest of lovely summer tops! i used this tutorial & it couldn't have worked out better, i loosely followed the size two, but made it slightly wider, as her chest size came up a little bigger, the only thing i would do differently is make the sleeves a little longer, she'd gone down for a nap by the time i got to the sleeves, so they weren't actually measured,
i also left it as long as my half yard of fabric would allow, as i love this print so much, then added a little jumbo ricrac to trim the bottom, i did double fold the elastic casings for the neck & sleeves, as this fabric seemed very likely to fray, despite her grumpy face in the above picture, she loves her new top! (she just didn't want her photo taken!)
the fabric is from the far, far away range by Heather Ross, i'd love to give this a go in some of anna maria horner's new voile fabrics, maybe making it longer, so it could be a sweet little dress
however now it's finished, my fingers (& mind) still need to be kept busy, so it's back to the knitting for now